Uasin Gishu County Health Executive Committee Member Mrs. Everlyne Rotich has disclosed that her department would continue strengthening partnership with the Kenya Medical Training College with the sole aim of giving proper training on the real jobs to the students.
Speaking as she joined KMTC Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki and the Institution’s Chief Executive Officer Prof. Michael Kiptoo during the unveiling of the campus’ van at KMTC Eldoret, Mrs. Rotich said that students from the institution will continue undertaking their practicals in all the County owned facilities at their disposal.
She advised the students to undertake the practicals with all seriousness it deserves citing that training opportunities come once, she further warned them against accessing clinical areas at the time of their practical classes while dressed inappropriately.
On sign language barriers, Mrs. Rotich stated that she would put more effort to have sign language interpreters at the facilities so that the deaf community is attended to well with right prescriptions.
The County plans to sponsor 100 students to pursue medical courses at KMTC.
Prof. Kaloki on his part noted with appreciation the efforts placed by Uasin Gishu County Government led by H.E the Governor.
He said that the decision to sponsor the 100 students to pursue medical courses in the institution was timely citing that full implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC) required adequate health workforce.
“I agree with the CEC Health Mrs. Rotich that we need to allocate more resources into empowering sign language in the health institutions so that the right medication is dispensed to the deaf community,” Added the board chair.
Prof. Kaloki commended the Health CEC for the effort she placed while working as the chair of the board of directors at the Nursing Council of Kenya.
KMTC CEO Prof. Kiptoo said that plans are underway to introduce short courses and evening classes calling upon the residents to take advantage of the same.
He thanked the National Police Service for quick response when the campus was faced with terrorist’s threat a month ago; the campus is now manned by armed police officers on a 24-hour basis.
Trade and ICT CEC Dr. Emilly Kogos, Naiberi OCS Johnston Mwamburi, Health Committee Chair in the County Assembly Mr. Hosea Some, as well as Sarah Malel Kimumu MCA, were among high-ranking officials present during the event.