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Doctors from Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) during a protest

The management of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) located in Nairobi, the capital, has sacked one hundred doctors who took part in a strike action that started in March 2024.

The hospital management said on March 09, 2024, that it has hired new doctors in place of the striking personnel.

The doctors in KUTRRH went on a nationwide strike demanding for pay raise and better working conditions.

Kenyan president, William Ruto, speaking in reaction to the strike, said that the country has no money to pay the doctors.

The president said: “We must be honest with ourselves and the truth is that we must live within our means.

“We can’t borrow money to pay salaries,” he added.

It could be recalled that in 2017 doctors took part in a strike that lasted for one hundred days.

The strike ended with the doctors’ union signing an agreement with the government to increase their pay.

Doctors now say part of what was agreed upon in 2017 has not been implemented, according to AfricaNews.

The report said that several people died as a result of lack of care.

About Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH)

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility located in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Hospital plays a crucial role in providing high-quality medical care, education, and research services to patients from all over Kenya and the East African region.

Some key features of the hospital include:

1. KUTRRH boasts a 650-bed capacity, making it a significant national referral hospital.

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2. The hospital offers specialized oncology services, focusing on cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care.

3. It provides comprehensive care for trauma cases and orthopedic conditions.

4. Its renal services cater to patients with kidney-related issues.

5. The Accident and Emergency department handles both medical and surgical emergencies, primarily focused on saving lives.

6. KUTRRH actively engages in cutting-edge research, innovation, and partnerships to stay abreast of advancements in healthcare management.

7. Training Institute for Specialized Nursing (TISN) offers specialized nursing programs in critical care, oncology, perioperative, and nephrology nursing.

8. KUTRRH’s HOME AFYA program provided home-based care for COVID patients in Kenya.

It ensured that relevant healthcare is delivered conveniently at their homes.

9. Breast Care Center for Excellence (BCCE) goes beyond breast cancer screening and treatment, providing comprehensive breast care services.

7. Cardiovascular (Heart) Treatment Unit is equipped with precise cardiac investigative equipment and staffed by relevant specialists for round-the-clock patient care.

8. KUTRRH has an automated catheterization laboratory (Cath lab) staffed by a team of specialists, led by cardiologists.

9. A combination of specialized skills and sophisticated technology makes dental services at KUTRRH more enjoyable than dreadful.

10. KUTRRH treats a broad spectrum of diseases in the field of ear, nose, and throat (ENT), ranging from major head and neck procedures to ear microsurgery.

KUTRRH prides itself in providing quality patient-centered care, specialized training, and cutting-edge medical services to Kenya populace.

About Kenya

Kenya, officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country situated in East Africa.

It has a population exceeding 47.6 million according to the 2019 census, Kenya ranks as the 28th most populous country globally and the 7th most populous in Africa.

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Its capital and largest city is Nairobi, located at coordinates 1°16′S 36°48′E.

The country’s major port city is Mombasa, situated on Mombasa Island in the Indian Ocean.

Other important cities in the country include Kisumu and Nakuru.

Kenya has tangible links to early human history.

In the East African Rift Valley, paleontologists claimed to discover some of the earliest evidence of our ancestors.

At Kenyan safari, one can explore the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands, and the stunning coastline along the Indian Ocean with its white sandy beaches.

It is home to the Big Five of the animal kingdoms — lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, and leopards.

Kenya offers close encounters with diverse wildlife.

Kenya is a major economy on Africa’s east coast, while its official languages are Swahili and English.

Its ethnic diversity include Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin, Luo, Kamba, Somali, Kisii, Mijikenda, Meru, and others.

Its major religions are predominantly Christianity (Protestantism and Catholicism) and Islam.

Kenya gained its independence from Britain on December 12, 1963.

On that historic day, the Union Jack was replaced by the black, red, and green flag of the new nation.

Jomo Kenyatta became the country’s first Prime Minister, marking a significant milestone in Kenya’s journey toward self-governance.

KUTRRH is one of its prides as a top-notch medical institution.


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