Public Service CS Moses Kuria on Friday revealed plans to integrate doctors on internships into the public service as junior doctors, noting the move will address the ongoing challenges within the sector.

The announcement follows a meeting convened by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei on Thursday night which brought together various parties and stakeholders including Cabinet Secretaries, the Council of Governors, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU), Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), Public Service Commission (PSC), The Kenya Federation of Employers; and Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU-K).

Kuria urged the doctors to embrace dialogue, saying it was not right for doctors to stop providing emergency services at public hospitals, as they demand better wages.

The CS spoke on Friday at Kiobwoge Vocational Training Centre in Nyamira County, where he is on a tour of the NYS-VTC Mashinani program.

He was accompanied Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo, West Mugirango MP, Stephen Mogaka, County Commissioner Erastus Mbui, among other local leaders.