Play your role to help Kenya achieve universal health care, CS tells KMTC
The newly appointed Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has asked KMTC to play its role in contribution to the achievement of universal health care.
“My vision is to represent the President in delivering universal health care to Kenyans by 2022,” she said at a meeting with staff.
She said that her mandate would be to give leadership to the Ministry and mobilise resources in pursuit of universal health care.
The CS was on a familiarization tour of the College on February 14, 2018. During the visit, she visited various departments – Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Technology and Dental Technology – to get a glimpse of what happens in training and also met KMTC staff.
Commending staff for the diligence and commitment to duty, she said “I have witnessed the tremendous growth of KMTC, through the expansion of colleges in almost all counties.”
She commended outgoing KMTC CEO Eng. Peter Tum for his hard work and for having steered KMTC to where it is.
Saying that the course was doing well to promote maternal health care, Director of Medical Services Dr. Jackson Kioko asked the CS to further expand certificate in enrolled community health nursing.
The CS asked KMTC to expand training opportunities for health workers in order to fill in the gap of shortage in the health care sector.
I will steer the deepening of relationship with partners, especially the county governments, so as to more effectively serve Kenyans, the CS said.