Counties to address language barrier between Cuban doctors and residents
SEE ALSO :CS seeks weekly reports on Cuban doctorsGovernor Professor John Lonyangapuo (pictured) noted that many patients normally explain their conditions in Pokot languageand it will be a challenge for the Cuban doctors to understand what patients are suffering from. Prof Lonyangapuo said the county government was making plans for interpreters who would work with the doctors to help them understand them especially those from rural areas and the aged. “There are residents who do not understand English and we are laying out plans for translators who will work alongside these doctors for effective service delivery,” he said. His Nandi counterpart Stephen Sang revealed that the county was in the process of hiring a Nandi and Swahili language tutor to orientate the Spanish speaking doctors into the local languages. “Cuba is celebrated in terms of providing world class medical services; as Nandi, we highly support the move to hire doctors from Cuba,” said Sang.
SEE ALSO :You work hard but don’t grow rich…Why?Sang spoke last week when he received Dr Clara Isaac (family physician) and Dr Dayana Fernandez (radiologist) who also toured the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.
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