KMTC and County Governments Collaborate to Enhance Clinical Attachment Opportunities for Students
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) has expressed its interest in deepening partnerships with County Governments to increase clinical attachment opportunities for students.
This was revealed during a meeting held with County Executive Committee Members for Health (CECM) on April 18, 2023, in Machakos County, on the sidelines of the Council of Governors meeting.
Dr. Kelly Oluoch emphasized the importance of closer collaboration between the two institutions in ensuring students receive quality training.
“KMTC occupies a critical niche in the race towards the comprehensive roll-out of the Universal Health Coverage agenda in the country and strengthening of health systems at the county level,” he said.
“For this reason, clinical attachment opportunities are important for KMTC students because they provide the necessary practical skills required for their future careers in healthcare,” he added, in a statement delivered on his behalf by the Head of Inter-Governmental Relations Dr. Leah Bii.
Nyamira CECM for the Department of Health Services Dr. Timothy Ombati appreciated the role KMTC continues to play in supporting the provision of health services in county health facilities.
“We commit to working with KMTC to address the challenges facing students during clinical attachment to ensure we support their skills development,” he said.
The meeting provided an important platform for stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the healthcare sector and explore ways of addressing them.