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KNH workers stage protest, slam SRC over failed salary review

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) workers on Friday morning staged a peaceful protest accusing the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) of failing to implement a proposed salary review from eight years ago.

The workers – under the umbrellas of Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) and Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied workers (KUDHEIHA) – converged outside the facility around 9am where they began their go-slow.

The hospital staff, in a letter to the Regional Police Commander seen by Citizen Digital, said they will end the procession at the SRC offices at Williamson House in Community at around 1pm.

“The services in the hospital (KNH) shall not be affected and the employees participating in the picketing will adhere to the COVID-19 regulations,” read the letter.

In 2012 the state corporation advisory committee evaluated all parastatals in the country

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Chesco Health Dept. Explains Actions When Antibody Tests Failed

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — In May, Chester County offered coronavirus antibody tests to all essential workers, then other groups, but later found the test were inaccurate, with a suspiciously high number of positives.

Chester County issued a statement last week explaining what happened and why the county did not promptly issue a blanket communication that would have alerted those with positive antibody results of the likelihood of error.

The health department’s statement said that the health team spent two weeks in May trying to identify the cause of the inaccurate results, and after that time, all the people who’d had those false positives had seen doctors and were likely out of quarantine.

Those people were likely widely dispersed in the county. The county health department had announced at the end of May that testing for antibodies would soon be available. Drive-thru sites were set up at Longwood Gardens and at

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KNH health workers give 7-day strike notice over failed salary review

Healthcare workers at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have threatened to go on strike from Monday next week, accusing the facility of failing to implement a proposed salary review.

Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN), Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) and the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Education institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers issued a joint statement on Monday at the KNH precincts.

The health workers – including doctors, nurses and members of other unions outside the health profession – gathered outside the accident and emergency area to send their stern warning to the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) for failing to implement a dispute resolution concerning re-categorization of their salaries.

While blaming the hospital’s management for failing to implement the dispute resolution which was approved in 2012, the workers said they however have a bigger bone to pick with SRC.

In 2012 the state corporation advisory

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How the CDC failed health officials desperate for COVID-19 help

The week America lost the fight against the new coronavirus, the nation’s premier health agency promised local officials it had the virus under control.    

It was the third week in February. Senior leaders at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repeatedly brushed off calls to take COVID-19 more seriously.  

They dismissed concerns from Minnesota to Hawaii that their plan to contain the outbreak by screening overseas travelers was riddled with inconsistencies. 

They punted questions from state officials worried that returning travelers could spread the coronavirus when they showed no symptoms. 

For days, they refused to test a California woman because she had not traveled overseas. When she tested positive, the CDC downplayed the fact that the patient – who became known as Patient Zero – proved the virus was spreading within the USA.

At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, CDC Director Robert Redfield insisted the national threat was low.

At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, CDC Director Robert Redfield insisted the national threat was

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