State urges medics to embrace 100 Cuban doctors

Health CS Sicily Kariuki (seated left) and Cuban government official sign contract that will will see 100 Cuban doctors come to Kenya. Ms Kariuki has urged Kenyan medics to embrace their Cuban counterparts. PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The deployment of the Cuban doctors is expected to start from June 1, with each county getting at least two specialists.

  • Health CS urged Kenyan specialists not to be worried about their Cuban counterparts perks insisting the latter are coming in to complement their work.
  • Ms Kariuki revealed that the Cuban specialists will be graded at entry level job group S.

The government has urged Kenyan doctors to accept the importation of 100 Cuban medics to improve the health system. Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Sicily Kariuki said the Kenyan medics should not be sent-centred.

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