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Strike by Medical Laboratory Professionals bites hard as patients are turned away

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The strike by medical laboratory professionals is still biting hard as patients seeking services at public health facilities are turned away.

Members of the Medical Laboratory Professional Workers Union declared a strike on Monday, June 17th over what they say are delays in concluding negotiations on their conditions of services.

A statement by the Ministry of Health on Monday appealed to the Medical Laboratory Professionals to reconsider their decision as the Government Negotiation Team and the Ministry, expedite processes to meet their demands.

The Medical Laboratory professionals however, decided to go ahead with strike accusing Government of refusing engage them and instead resorted to issuing news releases in the media.

Meanwhile the Medical Laboratory Professionals are accusing health facility managers of victimizing their members who are on strike.

According to the Union, they have received numerous reports, voice notes, text messages, letters, memos and videos of facility managers using threats and coercive tactics to dissuade their members who are demanding improved conditions of service and financial clearance.

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