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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,DEC 8,2016-Doctors in private hospitals are set to join the ongoing nationwide doctors strike to push for better terms. The fresh twist comes hours of the national union of nurses chairman John Bii said talks between the ministry, the council of governors and the union had collapsed. On Thursday the Kenya medical practitioners ,pharmacists and dentist union KMPDU secretary General Dr Fredrick Oluga announced that doctors working in all hospitals in the country ,including in the private hospitals and those run by religious organizations will boycott work. In addition the 290 consultants who have been offering emergency services at the country’s largest referral hospital Kenyatta national hospitals will also down their tools.Mr Oluga said the lecturers at Nairobi university medical school have also joined the strike.He also said the union is yet to receive court order issued on Wednesday that ordered the unions official to appear in the labor court next Tuesday.
But on his side the chairman of the Kenya association of private hospitals Dr Abdi Mohamed said it was not possible to close down private hospitals.