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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,14TH MAY 2018-100 Cuban doctors are on their way to Kenya after the Health ministry and the Council of Governors signed an MOU on hiring of those doctors.47 of them will be mainly concerned with family issues while the remaining 53 will be mainly concerned with expertise
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki speaking at the ceremony held in Nairobi,noted that specialised services are important for Kenyans.
“We are ready to support this initiative by Governors,” she said after signing the agreement alongside CoG vice chair Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga).
Waiguru said the process that surrounded the deal was “very consultative and inclusive” and that counties will receive the specialists they need most.
“The journey towards universal healthcare is a long term undertaking that requires regular consultation and coordination between the two levels of government and all actors,” she noted.
The national government and counties will share the costs of having the 100 Cuban doctors who will arrive later this month.
The doctors will work hand-in-hand with their Kenyan counterparts to roll out a range of medical services that are expected to radically change how a large number of life-threatening diseases are managed.
A memorandum signed by Kenya and Cuba shows shows each county will get at least two.