KMTC Nairobi Receives Equipment Worth Millions of Shillings
KMTC Nairobi campus has today received equipment worth Kshs 1.4 million from Quality Dialysis Care Kenya (QDK).
The equipment which includes: a fresinus hemodialysis machine, a hemodialysis arm trainer with artificial blood, a prestan adult mannequin with CPR rate monitor and a prestan infant mannequin with CPR rate monitor were delivered to the campus by the Vice President Quality Care Dialysis Kenya Mr. Suresh S. Naik. He promised that two more dialysis machines would be delivered to the campus by end of April.
In addition, the organization also partnered with Nairobi campus to conduct Basic Life Support (BLS) training for clinical medicine and nursing lecturers by donating equipment as well as providing a facilitator for the sessions. The training ran from 12th to 14th March 2018
Receiving the equipment, Nairobi campus Principal Mr. Mathew Kipturgo expressed his gratitude to Mr. Suresh for collaborating with KMTC to train a much needed cadre of health professionals. “We thank you for supporting us in our endeavor to address the shortage of health professionals in the country,” Mr. Kipturgo said.
He commended the basic life support training coordinator Dr. Wagaki Gicheru, a senior lecturer at KMTC Nairobi’s Clinical Medicine department, for ensuring success of the collaboration between the two organizations.
Mr. Suresh on his part thanked the campus for the support accorded to his organization and said that the equipment would ensure that KMTC continues to uphold the high standard of training it is known for.
The equipment will be used to train medical engineering technicians who will be trained on how to maintain the machines as well as nursing students who will be taught how to operate the machines.