A Medical training college will soon be constructed at Tongaren constituency, Bungoma North Sub County.
Area MP, Dr. Eseli Simiyu said the local NG-CDF has earmarked sh.50million for the project. “This financial year we are pumping in Sh.30 million while a further Sh. 20 million will be allocated in the 2020/2021 financial year,” he stressed.
Eseli said the college would train nurses and other medical personnel and thus improve healthcare in the county in line with President Uhuru’s Big Four agenda on the provision of healthcare for all.
“We have already set aside about seven acres to put up the institution. We hope to break ground for construction of the facility which once complete will significantly transform the lives of residents,” assured the legislator.
He added that the institution will also be beneficial in many other ways, including creation of job opportunities for not just the local community but also people from outside the constituency.
The institution once operational will raise to three the number of medical training colleges in the county that are government sponsored.
The first medical training college in Bungoma County was established in Webuye town 17 years ago while the second is located in Bungoma town.
By Roseland Lumwamu