The government is set to deploy 79 Cuban doctors in various counties. The Council of Governors says the doctors had arrived in the country and that they were being inducted by officials from the Ministry of Health.
Council chairperson Martin Wambora says that the move was part of the government’s implementation of the specialist exchange program between the Kenyan government and the Cuban administration.
The deployment will commence on the 25th of October in the Kenyan-Cuba cooperation agreement. The government says it will source for more doctors noting high demand for specialists in the country.
“The Cuban specialists have completed the induction at the Kenya School of Government and will be deployed in due course. In order to meet the demands more specialists will be sourced from Cuba and will arrive in the country in due course,” Wambora said.
This follows an agreement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe and his Cuban counterpart Dr. Jose Angel Portal Miranda on the doctors exchange program between the two countries.