Cuban doctors are expected in Kenya any time soon. What has chocked the entire nation is that a qualified doctor in Cuba earns $40 per month which is an equivalent of Ksh4, 000.The highest paid doctor in Cuba earns $67(Ksh 6,700) per month.
The best thing about the government run healthcare system is that doctors and nurses are offered with free healthcare and housing, which means most of the income, goes to savings.
Cuban doctors are expected in Kenya in June and according to sources, one doctor will take home Ksh 800,000($8,000) per month. This amount is more than 100 times what the highest doctor in Cuba earns.
The average pay of a Kenyan doctor is Ksh 180,000 per month. Nurses earn as little as Ksh30,000.The highest paid doctors are based in private hospitals like Mater,The Karen Hospital, Nairobi Hospital and MP Shah.Here is where a single doctor earns a monthly pay of Ksh 500,000.