KMTC CEO Rallies Investors at High-Level Delegation
Kenya Medical Training College Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kelly Oluoch has rallied US investors to take advantage of untapped investment opportunities at KMTC.
“Thanks to the rising students’ population, the College has opportunities in areas of tuition fees financing, managed accommodation services, renewable energy among others,” Dr. Oluoch said, highlighting some of the prospects for investments.
The CEO was speaking at a moderated panel discussion of the USA Trade Mission to Tanzania and Kenya, hosted by Equity Bank, East African Business Council and Partners in Nairobi on November 1, 2022.
On emerging opportunities, Dr. Oluoch singled out transcription of medical prescriptions for Artificial Intelligence (AI). “We are currently in discussions with a few companies in USA to translate medical information for AI and are trying to pilot this with our Higher National Diploma students so we can export elements of our medical practice,” he added.
Further, on the area of medical education, Dr. Oluoch noted that the College is seeking for investors in technologies and commodities including high-fidelity mannequins that mimic human reactions, and simulation laboratories to enable KMTC students acquire sufficient experience to handle patients safely.
He reported that the College is actively looking to grow its students’ population in addition to the courses it offers. This, he said, is geared towards ensuring that the country has a sufficient pool of competently trained health workers and a surplus is available for export. Moreover, this will be a foreign exchange earner for Kenya, he added.
In line with its mandate as the largest trainer of middle level health care workers, the College will this year release about 16,000 graduates into the health sector in the upcoming graduation, the highest ever in the College’s history.