Meru County to get more KMTC Campuses
Meru County is set to get two new KMTC campuses in September 2018. This was agreed in a memorandum of understanding signed between the acting KMTC Board Chairman Dr. Eng. David Muthoga and the Meru County Governor Hon. Kiraitu Murungi. KMTC CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo witnessed the agreement.
The campuses will be at Kanyakine and Miathene Sub- County Hospitals respectively, and mentored by Meru campus.
According to the MOU signed in Meru after touring the two proposed sites on April 10, 2018, another campus will be set up at Maua Sub-County Hospital in future, bringing to four the campuses in the vast Meru County. Thirty percent of admission slots in the new campuses would come from the county, adds the MOU.
Murungi said that the close working relationship between the College and his government was critical in safeguarding the health of the people of Meru. “We are working closely with the National Government because regardless of which level of Government initiates development, the beneficiaries are the same citizens,” he said.
Muthoga said KMTC was committed to helping the Government achieve Universal Health Coverage by training human resource for health. Urging the Governor to fast track development of the sites to ensure completion by September 2018, he said the expansion of training opportunities in the County would directly benefit the locals.
Prof. Kiptoo said the College would continue to make deliberate efforts to train for better health of the people as spelt out in the strategic goals of the Ministry. “The Government has mandated us with training health professionals for universal health coverage for all Kenyans and our presence here is part of the plan to achieve this,” he said.
The team from both institutions also visited KMTC Meru campus where they addressed staff and students.