Medical union officials in Kisii have resolved to call off the strike at Nduru Hospital in South Mugirango, saying they have agreed to return to the facility.

Kenya National Nurses Union(KNUN) Regional Branch Secretary Moses Rianga noted that they have suspended the strike after deliberations between the County leadership and the National government.

"Owing to deliberations we have had with the County leadership and National government leaders, we order that all our staff deployed there to return to work by Monday morning," he said.

The hospital was closed after the withdrawal of labour from the health facility after goons raided the facility and beat up two medical staff and a paramedic.

The staff had been sent to transfer a piece of anaesthesia equipment to Keumbu Hospital in Nyaribari Chache.

Further, Rianga requested that they are guaranteed 24-hour security at the hospital.

"Even then we collectively ask politicians to keep off from health facilities. We don't want our staff to work in an atmosphere full of unwarranted tension," he said

On his part, Kenya Union of Clinical Officers(KUCO) local branch secretary, Victor Bwanchete, warned that they would not hesitate to withdraw their services if they are threatened again.

"Let this be a warning and we hope those behind this barbaric attack on a hospital have learnt a lesson," he said.

County Deputy Governor Robert Monda said the residents in South Mugirango have already suffered enough since the hospital's closure.

He attributed the delay in its reopening to politicians' unnecessary political interference in health matters.

"I am however happy to report that the health care staff have crossed their ranks with the commissioner on the issue of security and thus the decision to return to work," Monda said