Finally KMTC Chuka Handed To National Government

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The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Chuka campus has been officially handed over to the national government, ending a long-standing dispute between the county and national governments.

The construction of the institution, which had stalled in 2015, has been under the county government’s jurisdiction and has been operating within the premises of Chuka University.

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Nakhumicha S. Wafula, received the facility from Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki in a ceremony attended by key stakeholders in the health sector.

In her remarks, the CS disclosed that the Ministry of Health has set aside Ksh105 million for the completion and equipping of the facility, which will provide essential medical training to health professionals in the region.

Dr. Kelly Oluoch, the Chief Executive Officer of KMTC, was also in attendance and expressed his delight at the development. He stated that the completion of the campus will enable the institution to offer quality medical training to students, who will continue to serve the community and contribute to the growth of the health sector.

The handing over of the KMTC Chuka campus is a significant milestone in improving access to quality medical training in Kenya. The facility will provide a much-needed boost to the region’s health sector and create job opportunities for the local community.

“The Kenya Medical Training College Chuka campus is a step in the right direction in addressing the shortage of health professionals in the country,” said the CS.

She said the government’s commitment to completing and equipping the facility will help train a new generation of health professionals who will be better equipped to address the population’s health needs.

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