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Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 11:53 EAT
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Kangundo campus will carry out its first intake in September after the Board of Directors visited the location and found that some facilities were not yet complete. Led by chairman of the KMTC, Prof. Philip Kaloki, the board members were in Kangundo to monitor the progress of the construction of the college which is just adjacent to the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital they expressed satisfaction with the way things were going.
Prof. Kaloki said that the college would offer training in Nursing, Clinical medicine, Medical records and Nutrition. "We are happy with the progress of work and after consultations with my board we have agreed that the first intake will be on September, with students admitted to study nursing, clinical medicine, medical records and nutrition," he said Prof. Kaloki.
The chairman noted that the graduates will be deployed to the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital which records 300 deliveries every month, adding that hospitals and health facilities within the county will be getting additional staff. "The students on completing their studies will be deployed to health facilities across the county and notably the Kangundo hospital," he said, pointing out that the county government of Machakos had contributed some funds for the college which is a CDF project so as to ensure that the work progress is completed in time.
Prof. Kaloki further stated that the country has seen a rise in number of KMTC colleges from 28 to 66 campuses with the number of students rising from 13,000 to 30,000. He added that about 8,300 students graduate yearly with 50 percent getting employment outside the country.
The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press