Row: New war over Cuban doctors qualification
SEE ALSO :Health Ministry recalls ‘leaky’ condomsKMA Vice-President Lukoye Atwoli questioned the value of the doctors, maintaining that Kenyan medics could perform better. “They were licensed (to work in the country) in a very opaque manner. I can tell you, as a practitioner, your lives are at risk and when something happens, do not say we did not warn you,” said Dr Atwoli. The importation of the 100 Cuban doctors was done through a government-to-government partnership, which in turn saw 50 Kenyan doctors fly to Cuba for further training, primarily in family medicine. KMA President Jacqueline Kitulu said the association would vigorously oppose any attempts to pass off paraprofessionals as professionals. “The association shall in the coming weeks propose legislation to deal summarily with charlatans and unqualified actors who put Kenyans’ lives at risk and get away with slaps on the wrist,” said Dr Kitulu.