KMTC Ugenya receives a bus to enhance training, set to increase courses
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Ugenya has received a bus valued at Ksh 6 million to enhance teaching and learning.
While handing over the bus on Monday (April 25, 2022), Ugenya MP. Hon. David Ochieng commended the KMTC leadership for its exemplary work and vision, cementing its position as a powerhouse in the training of health professionals.
“We will work hand in hand with KMTC leadership to grow this Campus and ensure more students from the region benefit from its training programmes,” the MP said.
Hon. Ochieng further promised to collaborate with the Siaya County leadership to develop a level 4 hospital to support training of specialized courses such as Nursing and Clinical Medicine.
Ag. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kelly Oluoch welcomed the donation and appreciated Hon. Ochieng for the tremendous contribution, including construction of dormitories and tuition blocks.
He said that the Campus is looking forward to mounting Clinical Medicine and Community Health Assistant courses geared towards supporting the country in strengthening its health systems.
Dr. Oluoch urged the students stay focused on their studies and perform to the required standards towards actualizing the Universal Health Coverage agenda.
On July 29, 2021, the Kenyan and United Kingdom (UK) Governments signed a Bilateral Agreement in the healthcare workforce, thus permitting Kenyan healthcare professionals to work for the National Health Service in the UK.
The CEO challenged the students to take advantage of the opening to work abroad and improve their lives.