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Medical interns to earn Sh206,000 in salary deal

Source: The Business Daily

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017 20:31

By STELLAR MURUMBA

 

Doctors in public hospitals yesterday inked a deal with governors that will lift the top earners’ pay to Sh582,954.

The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed with the Council of Governors (CoG) will see the lowest-paid doctor (intern) earn Sh206,989, including allowances.

Previously, the interns earned at least Sh189,910, including allowances.  Top earning medic previously was on Sh460, 660 monthly. The agreement takes effect immediately and will hold over the next four years.

“The signing of the CBA recognition agreement marks the beginning of constructive engagement between the government and the union,” said Samuel Oroko, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) chairman.

The governors said they would need more resources from the national government to meet the terms of the doctors’ pay deal.

“Counties should receive more resources to be able to cater to the need,” CoG chairman Josphat Nanok said.

The CBA follows a deal reached in March when doctors ended a three-month strike.

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