KMTC and Mombasa County Government Commit to Work Together for improved health outcomes
The Kenya Medical Training College Board Chairperson Amb. Zachary Muburi-Muita has assured of the College’s commitment to supporting the Mombasa County Government in its efforts to improve health outcomes in the region.
The Chairperson was speaking when he met the County Governor Hon. Abdulswamad Nassir on March 29, 2023, in Mombasa.
Citing the upcoming Newborn and Infection Control Units at Port Reitz Hospital and the two ultra-modern Intensive Care Units at Coast General Hospital, Amb. Muita acknowledged the efforts of the county in improving health infrastructure and quality of healthcare services.
“These will provide a training environment for nurturing specialized skills that are highly sought after,” he noted.
Amb. Muita noted that KMTC Campuses within Mombasa have made it possible for a large number of students drawn from the county and across the country to access medical training. “Under the KMTC and Mvita National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) working agreement, hundreds of students have been admitted to KMTC,” he reported.
On his part, Governor Nassir committed to continue supporting the College in its endeavor to enhance teaching and learning. Towards this end, he commissioned a team to be headed by the County Executive Committee Member for Health, Dr. Sabah Ahmed Omar, to agree on the modalities of further engagement.
The partnership will seek to establish a collaborative research agenda that will address health challenges facing the county in addition to strengthening the College’s capacity to produce competent health professionals.
Mombasa County is home to Port Reitz and Mombasa Campuses which have a combined population of more than 3,000 students. During clinical placement and community engagement, the students work closely with the rural and urban populations, therefore improving health service delivery in the county and country at large.
During his tenure as the Mvita MP Governor Nassir through the NG-CDF funded the construction of an ultra-modern tuition complex at a cost of Kshs 50 million, enabling the Campus to grow its student population from 800 to the current 1755.
The Board Chairperson was accompanied by the KMTC CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch, Principals Dr. Marsellah Ogendo (Mombasa), Dr. Jacinta Mukonzo (Port Reitz), Alex Deche (Kilifi) and Mombasa Campus Deputy Principal Riziki Mwangolo.
Present from the County were CECM Health Services Dr. Sabah Ahmed Omar, County Nurse Matron Mwaringa and Coast General Hospital CEO Dr. Khandwalla.