Eldoret Catholic Bishop Cornelius Korir has urged striking doctors return to work saying it is unethical for them to ignore the plight of thousands of patients suffering in public hospitals while they agitate for improved pay.

And appealed to the striking doctors to ‘do the right thing’ by giving ‘dialogue a chance.’

“It is unfortunate that representatives of both doctors and government negotiating a deal to end the strike have taken a hard-line stance as patients suffer in our public hospitals,” said Bishop Korir.

He was speaking during the commissioning of the Trinity Mission Hospital in Uasin Gishu County.

“I want to therefore appeal to both parties to soften this hard-line stance. Doctors, on the other hand, should agree to resume work,” he added.

Bishop Korir faulted remarks attributed to representatives of the doctors’ union calling on their colleagues offering services at Kenyatta National Hospital’s private wing to also down their tools, terming it as inhuman.