KMTC partners with MP to increase training opportunities
KMTC is set to increase training opportunities for competent health professionals following a partnership with Soy Member of Parliament Hon. Caleb Kositany.
“KMTC has created a niche for itself as a power house in the training of health professionals and our graduates, working across the globe to bring health solutions is proof of this,” CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo said.
He noted that Uasin Gishu currently has a shortage of health workers among them, medical engineers, a critical cadre in maintenance of hospital equipment. The CEO assured that as a key player in achievement of the Country’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Agenda, KMTC was well placed to support the County in strengthening its health systems by providing additional training opportunities to bridge human resource for health gaps.
Additionally, the CEO noted that KMTC Ziwa was coming up as a result of the upgrading of the Ziwa-Sirikwa Sub-County Hospital to a level 5 health facility. “Once complete, the Hospital set to have a 400 bed capacity and five theaters in addition to other key facilities, will offer our students an opportunity for practical experience where they will be able to assist as they learn,” he said.
Prof. Kiptoo further noted that the upcoming KMTC Ziwa would change the social economic outlook of the area. He encouraged residents to act with haste and exploit the investment opportunities availed by the presence of a KMTC in the area.
Hon. Kositany, resonating with the CEO’s sentiments encouraged KMTC Eldoret students, who were in attendance, to work hard and excel in their studies to enable them provide critical health services to Kenyans.
He thanked the County Government, noting that it was the synergy between the National and County Government’s that had made the upcoming Campus a reality.
On his part, Uasin Gishu County Governor Hon. Jackson Mandago thanked the KMTC CEO for offering training opportunities to 600 students currently on full scholarship from the County. He reported that the students were currently undertaking their studies in various KMTC Campuses far away from their home County. This, he noted, was not just a way of providing exposure but also creating National Cohesion.
National Assembly Health Committee Chairperson Hon. Sabina Chege assured that the National Government would support in equipping the Hospital to bring it to the level of a fully-fledged training hospital. She noted that henceforth, KMTC Campuses would be established next to level 5 facilities to safeguard the quality of training