Ministry Pledges to Support the College to Empower Campuses

Ministry Pledges to Support the College to Empower Campuses

The Ministry of Health will work hand in hand with the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) to enable completion of Chuka Campus as pledged by H.E. President William Ruto, PhD, Health CS Ms. Susan Nakhumicha has said.

The CS was speaking today (February 6, 2023) during the official handover of Chuka Campus by the Tharaka Nithi County Government to the National Government.

The CS undertook to follow up on the resources required to ensure completion and operationalization of the new facility within the shortest time.

Speaking to the students, Ms. Nakhumicha encouraged them to leverage on the opportunity given to them by KMTC to actualise their dreams. “I am a living example that you can start at KMTC and ascend to the pinnacle of your career,” she added.

While thanking the Governor for his support, the CS reported that the Ministry will continue to partner with the College to ensure KMTC graduates are absorbed into the job market both locally and internationally.

Tharaka Nithi County Governor Hon. Muthomi Njuki reiterated his Government’s commitment to continue supporting the College and by extension the Ministry of Health to give Chuka Campus an identity. “The five acres of land on which the Campus now sits and the foundation laid for construction of a modern tuition block is part of this support,” he said.

KMTC Chief Executive Officer – Dr. Kelly Oluoch thanked both leaders for their unwavering support, assuring them that the College remains committed to supporting quality health services delivery.

“We thank the Ministry for undertaking to push for the allocation of funding amounting to Kshs 103 million to enable us realize the dream of relocating Chuka Campus to our new location,” the CEO said.

KMTC Chuka Campus, whose foundation stone was laid in 2018 by H.E President William Ruto, PhD., has a current student population of 585 undertaking courses in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, and Orthopaedic and Trauma Medicine.