The Kenya Nationwide Union of Nurses (KNUN) has vowed to press expenses towards Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru after nurses contracted illnesses at Kerugoya Referral Hospital. Union Secretary Basic Seth Panyako stated no less than 5 nurses acquired contaminated with Hepatitis Some time greater than seven others ended up catching cholera because of the facility’s deplorable state. He additionally threatened to name for the withdrawal of nursing providers on the hospital till the state of affairs is addressed. "Hepatitis A is a terminal illness, which means the nurses contaminated should handle the illness for the remainder of their lives," he stated. Chatting with journalists in Kakamega city yesterday, Mr Panyanko stated the union had dispatched a group of specialists to the county to determine circumstances underneath which the nurses contracted the illnesses whereas in line of obligation. “The union calls for all of the affected nurses to be compensated and we will not cease at something in making certain justice is served,” stated the official. In line with Panyako, the union has already instructed its legal professionals to take up the matter “as soon as our group concludes its investigations within the county". He questioned why the county authorities determined to sack 346 informal staff on the main county facility dwelling the hospital in a dirty state. “Waiguru’s administration demonstrated that it understands nothing concerning the well being system administration, you can't sack staff with out setting up measures to cope with implications of such a choice,” stated Panyako. The event comes scorching on heels of threats by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) to withdraw docs from the hospital. KMPDU officers had issued 72-hour ultimatum to Governor Waiguru to reinstate sacked informal staff or face its wrath. In the meantime, Panyako has accused personal well being amenities of hiring quacks as an alternative of certified nurses. He regretted that skilled working towards nurses have been blamed for deaths brought on by quarks working in most personal amenities throughout the nation. Panyako stated the union will take its share of blame the place essential. “We're conscious of 1 incident the place certainly one of our nurses was sacked and banned from working towards in Makueni County for negligence resulting in an toddler's dying. Two different incidents reported at Shalom Hospital involving a toddler and a pregnant lady have been brought on by hospital staff who aren't certified nurses,” he stated. He urged county governments to rent extra nurses on everlasting and pensionable phrases as a part of enhancing service supply in hospitals.