Cuban doctors to earn Sh800,000 salary

Health CS Sicily Kariuki (seated left) and Cuban government official sign contract that will will see 100 Cuban doctors come to Kenya. Cuba presents a very handy, if short-term, solution to the problem of shortage and poor distribution of human resources for health. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

In addition to the hefty salary, the Cuban doctors will get furnished homes, air fares during their annual leave, paid utilities and transport.

Kenyan doctors represented by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union have strongly opposed the move to import doctors.

Kenya has agreed to pay 100 Cuban doctors a monthly salary of up Sh882,180.

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