Recruitment Of Medical Interns Kicks Off

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The government of Kenya, through the ministry of health, has commenced posting the first batch of over 800 medical interns to public hospitals.

The development follows a directive issued by health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha a fortnight ago following constructive dialogue with the leadership of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) and the Council of Governors(COG).

During the meeting with KMPDU officials and COG committees on health and labour, which was held at the beginning of this year, various pending issues that cut across both levels of government were discussed, and the road map towards their resolutions escalated.

According to the health CS, 874 medical interns will be posted during the ongoing exercise adding that the government remains committed to amicably resolving issues raised by the KMPDU even as she implored them to embrace dialogue.

Last year, the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union threatened to lead its members in downing tools from January 6, 2023, accusing the government of failing to honour its part of the bargain.

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