KMPDU Sec Gen: Kenya pays Cuban doctors up to Ksh1.5m per month

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 11:24 |
Dr. Davji Atella

Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General Dr. Davji Atella has said Kenya pays Cuban doctors up to Ksh1.5 million per month.

Speaking on Citizen TV on Wednesday morning, Atella said Kenya is paying the Cuban doctors handsomely while there are over 2000 Kenyan medics who are unemployed.

"As a country, we need doctors but we have many of them in Kenya who have done family medicine and other specialisations that can be employed at a lower cost," he said.

He added: "The Cuban issue is a scam that will be exposed very soon and we will see a different face in the Ministry of Health."

Atella also weighed in on the doctors who are advancing their careers, saying they have received less support from both the national and county governments.

"Some doctors who have gone to school are being recalled by some county governments. The universities also have increased school fees.

"For example, University of Nairobi recently increased school fees three-fold. That means, if you are to do masters that was initially Ksh2.5 million, you will have to pay Ksh7 million," he stated.

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