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Attitude of medical trainees towards the patients needs to be changed, says Kenya's Health Minister

The major concern was the difference in the attitude of nurses and doctors while treating the patients in both; private and government hospitals.


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 02-04-2018 14:53 IST
Attitude of medical trainees towards the patients needs to be changed, says Kenya's Health Minister

“We stand in firm solidarity with all doctors, dentists and pharmacists in the fight for rights,’ the Medical Students’ Association of Kenya had stated while supporting last year’s prolonged doctors' strike.(Image credit: Flickr)

After the widespread mistreatment of patients in public hospitals, Ministry of Health advised all the medical trainees to sign a memorandum of understanding to force them to provide better services to the patients.

Kenya Health Forum 2018 organised by the Ministry of Health in Nairobi, was held in last week. The participants expressed their concern about the need to change the attitude of medical trainees towards the patients.

The major concern was the difference in the attitude of nurses and doctors while treating the patients in both; private and government hospitals.

The three-day forum had national and county health workers, non- government organisations and donors discussing the challenges in implementing better healthcare facilities.

After the mixup involved with a major brain surgery, the medicinal sector has been struggling a lot. The blame for the same, as per the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union is on system failure and workload. They said," negative attitudes were worse among new graduates entering the job market. "They are coming in as if they are already tired."

"We stand in firm solidarity with all doctors, dentists and pharmacists in the fight for rights,' the Medical Students' Association of Kenya had stated while supporting last year's prolonged doctors' strike.

COUNTRY : Kenya