KMTC to put up college in Nyahururu
The Kenya Medical and Training College (KMTC) has begun the process of establishing a satellite campus at the Nyahururu Sub County Referral Hospital in Laikipia County.
Speaking after officiating the project, KMTC Board Chairman Philip Kaloki commended the county government of Laikipia for collaborating with the Institution to establish the campus, adding that the move will help improve the health sector in the region.
“Sh150 million has already been set aside to launch the facility. The college will be housed in some of the structures that are currently not being used,” he said.
Kaloki further added that the institution plans to enroll 100 students in early April, adding that they have already acquired a 10-acre piece of land to put up structures on.
He promised that local residents would be given first priority during admission by giving them 30 percent of the slots.
On his part, Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu welcomed the move saying it will go a long way in improving the health sector of the county.
“We serve Nyandarua, Nakuru, Nyeri and Meru counties so we are always understaffed. Having students trained in this area will be a big advantage,” he said.
Nursing, clinical health, health records keeping and Information are some of the courses that are expected to be offered at the college.
The Institution will bring the number of KMTC Campuses to 51 across the country.