Doctors upbeat of â€˜smoothâ€™ deal execution
SEE ALSO :Sacked doctors fight to keep jobsHe added: “We are looking forward to a seamless implementation.” According to the CBA, it may take close to another two weeks before it is fully implemented”. This is to give room to have it registered in court and also have the union sign recognition agreements with the 47 counties to have them take part in its implementation. Apart of the CBA has covered the medics from the intern level to senior medical officers. The doctors will have access to car loans, mortgages and other allowances as entitled to civil servants. A two per cent recurrent budget has also been set aside for training while medical interns will be posted 30 days after being cleared by the relevant professional body. While interns will now be getting Sh212,000 as gross pay (compared to Sh350,000 as demanded), the most senior doctor will pocket Sh531,000.
SEE ALSO :Medics end strike after dealSpeaking during the union’s third Annual Delegates’ Conference in Nairobi yesterday, Oluga said that although the deal marks a major milestone in the health sector, there are still gaps that have to be addressed. He said that, for instance, the Health Act 2017 needs some miscellaneous amendments. “It cannot be that some health workers feel imprisoned in counties,” he said. This, he said, should do away with cases of doctors getting their salaries late and facilities missing supplies. It will also ensure distribution of human resources is according to diseases, need and expertise.
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