Cabinet Secretary For Health Visits Kenya Medical Training College Mandera Campus To Enhance Healthcare Training.
Mandera (Kenya) March 20, 2023
In an effort to enhance healthcare training in Kenya's northern region, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr Nakhumicha S. Wafula, accompanied by Mandera Governor H.E Mohamed Adan Khalif, toured the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Mandera Campus.
During the visit, the officials discussed a range of issues geared towards improving the institution's capacity to train healthcare workers. One of the key topics was the completion of a male hostel, which is expected to be finalized in three months. The hostel, funded by the Ministry of Health, will provide accommodation for male students.
Another critical aspect of the discussion was the college's enrollment of more students after receiving accreditation for certificate courses in nursing and clinical medicine. To this end, the county government pledged to introduce student financing in partnership with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to offer financial assistance to students at the facility.
The KMTC CEO, Dr Kelly Oluoch, was present at the meeting and highlighted the institution's goal of becoming a premier medical training institution. As part of this initiative, the college is set to open its doors to students from neighboring Ethiopia and Somalia countries.
Additionally, the county government has committed to helping the KMTC in staffing and constructing two new classrooms. The move is expected to bolster the college's training capacity, which is vital in addressing the healthcare workforce shortage in the region.
The Cabinet Secretary's visit to KMTC Mandera Campus underscores the government's commitment to strengthening healthcare training and addressing the healthcare workforce shortage in Kenya's northern region.