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Medical training facility forge working partnership with county gov’t

Nyeri County has entered into a working partnership with the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) to boost health care provision in the county.

Yesterday Governor Mutahi Kahiga was joined in his office by KMTC Board of Directors led by the Chairperson Ambassador Zachary Muburi into signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enhance cooperation in both training, resource mobilization and information sharing.

Kahiga lauded the medical institution for its crucial role in bridging the staff needs in the health sector by training medics who are fully equipped in attending to the growing health needs of the public.

The Governor also pledged to continue availing of hands-on working facilities where trainees from the college can get placement in order to carry out their practical classes.

He further noted that the institution had continued to play a crucial role in the country by helping to bridge the human resource gap in the health sector by opening up to 72 campuses in 44 counties.

In Nyeri, KMTC has established campuses in Nyeri Town with a total of 1,282 students, Othaya 360 students with Mukurwe-ini campus set to open its doors to new students soon.

On his part, Ambassador Muburi thanked Kahiga for choosing to partner with the institution through mobilizing human resource personnel to boost the training needs of the college.

The Chairperson revealed that so far, the county government has facilitated the availing of six lecturers to the institution who are playing a vital role in offering training for the medical students.

His sentiments were echoed by KMTC Chief Executive Officer Dr Kelly Oluoch who lauded the county government for its continued support to the medical training institution.

Oluoch also hailed the signing of the working partnership between the Nyeri County Government and KMTC and termed the decision a good move in fostering mutually beneficial activities.

These include information sharing and knowledge management, optimum use of physical, human, and financial resources, and expanding training opportunities.

“I would like to thank the County Government of Nyeri for its continued support towards the institution,” he said.

“We are committed to furthering this relationship with the signing of MoU which will facilitate KMTC and the County Government of Nyeri to broadly work on mutually beneficial activities,” he added.

Also present during the ceremony was Finance and Acting Health CEC Robert Thuo together with County Health Director Dr. Nelson Muriu, among others.

By Samuel Maina

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