Kenyan nurses and other health-workers demonstrate over low pay at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. All doctors and nurses from public hospitals across the country have gone on strike, leading to a crisis in the health sector and putting emergency cases at higher risk of death, as they accuse the government of being slow to raise salaries while being quick to pay inflated contracts from suspect companies doing business with the health ministry, which is being investigated for corruption. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenyan nurses and other health-workers demonstrate over low pay at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. All doctors and nurses from public hospitals across the country have gone on strike, leading to a crisis in the health sector and putting emergency cases at higher risk of death, as they accuse the government of being slow to raise salaries while being quick to pay inflated contracts from suspect companies doing business with the health ministry, which is being investigated for corruption. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

 

Kenya deregisters more than 2,000 health workers

After reports that health officers in Kenya failed to comply with regulations which triggered issues in the sector, the medical regulator has deregistered more than 2,000 doctors and dentists for failing to comply with the law, local media reports say

It is expected that this standoff may cause health crisis in the East African Country.

Privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation says 2,063 doctors and 212 dentists have been struck off by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) for failing to renew their registration.

The newspaper says the move is likely to affect the health sector, quoting the health minister as saying that Kenya has an acute shortage of doctors and dentists.

Medical workers are required by KMPDB to pay an annual retention fee of $40 (£30) or attend enough training courses to continue working, local daily The Star reports.

The paper also quotes the medical board as saying that some health workers had complied with all legal requirements but did not update their details on an online portal.

 

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