ANOTHER KMTC CAMPUS TO BE ESTABLISHED IN BARINGO COUNTY
Baringo County is set to get a new KMTC Campus in Tiaty Constituency, after a meeting was held between the KMTC Board led by Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki and the area leaders, in Chemolingot, on 16th April, 2019.
After the meeting, the team toured the Chemolingot Sub-County Hospital before visiting the site of the proposed KMTC Tiaty campus. The local area leaders were led by Tiaty Member of Parliament Hon. William Kamket.
Assuring those present at the event of the College’s unwavering commitment in supporting improvement of health care in the County, Prof. Kaloki said that “Our responsibility as KMTC Board of Directors is to join hands with the leaders to support provision of better health care. This is our way of supporting achievement of the Government’s Universal Health Coverage agenda in every part of this country.”
On his part, area Member of Parliament Hon. Kamket expressed his joy at the prospect of a KMTC campus in his Constituency. “We are ready and willing to partner with KMTC by providing financial resources to establish a KMTC campus in Tiaty Constituency,” he said, adding that “Your presence today is a strong indication that you are ready to work with us to realize our dream of having a campus here in Tiaty,” he added. The MP’s sentiments were echoed by the other local leaders present, who confirmed that the proposed KMTC campus would revolutionise healthcare in the area.
KMTC CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo reiterated the Chairman’s comments adding that “KMTC will work hand in hand with the local leaders to ensure that Tiaty campus is established, to provide training opportunities for youth from the County and specifically those from Tiaty Constituency”. He further noted that health workers from the County are more likely to stay and serve the people from the area.
Baringo Health County Exucutive Committee (CEC) member Ms. Mary Panga represented the County Government during the event. She noted that “”We have been working closely with KMTC to strengthen health care in Baringo County. At the height of malaria outbreak in Baringo County in 2017, KMTC were among those who answered our call for help and organized a free medical camp to fight the outbreak.”
Others present during the meeting were Ward representatives: Hon. Daniel Tuwit (Ribko), Hon. Shadrack Mailuk (Tangulbei) and Hon. Nelson Lotela (Silale). Also present diring the meetimg were: KMTC Board Vice Chairman Eng. David Muthoga, Board Directors Mithamo Muchiri and Dr. John Nyaga, Corporation Secretary Dr. Miriam Muthoka, Principals Mr. Henry Boiwo (Kabarnet), Mr. Daniel Kimwetich (Eldoret), members of the hospital committee, CDF committee members, staff from the County Health docket and Chemolingot Hospital.