Kenyan doctors studying in Cuba will presently get Ksh400,000 consistently, comprehensive of their Kenyan pay rates and the preparation stipend.
Wellbeing PS Susan Mochache unveiled they are to be paid Ksh144,000 consistently over their month to month compensation.
The new stipend will be paid from one month from now.
“Further, the doctors are paid a monthly basic salary of 80 percent and all other monthly allowances.
“The doctors have been paid the (one-off) book allowance at Sh50,000 and research allowance at Sh75,000,” Mochache told MPs on Thursday.
The Star reported that the money is to be sent to their bank accounts in Kenya, but they can access it in Cuba.
Mochache appeared before the parliamentary Health committee following concerns over the welfare of the trainees.
The deplorable conditions of the Kenyan trainees were exposed after Dr Hamisi Ali Juma allegedly committed suicide in the foreign country
A report by The Standard indicated that the doctors were forced to live in difficult conditions of frustrationin their work environments while their Cuban counterparts are enjoying a high-class lifestyle in Kenya.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health dispatched a team of experts to assess the living conditions and general welfare of the Kenyan doctors.
The team that left the country on Wednesday is led by Rashid Aman, the Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS).
Its mandate will involve making a review and a report on the circumstances that led to the death Ali Juma, who was a brother to Likoni MP Mishi Mboko.