The government is set to establish a new medical training college in Kajiado to supplement existing colleges across the country.
The chairmen of Kenya Medical Training College, Prof. Philip Kaloki, said in Kajiado on Tuesday plans are underway to establish a national medical college within the next year.
Kaloki made the remarks, after meeting with governor Joseph Lenku, when he said the national and county government in conjunction with other development partners are talking regarding the establishment of the college.
He said the county government of Kajiado will provide land and build classes for the establishment of the college and the national government will provide the technical aspect and personnel.
“Already, there is a medical training college in Loitokitok that is training nurses from all over the country. The one we will put up in Kajiado town will take at least 30 per cent of the local students while the rest will come from the rest of the country,” said Kaloki.
Lenku welcomed the national governments initiative to expand medical training colleges across the country in the counties.
“The medical college to be established in Kajiado will also strengthen our referral hospital in terms of the training nurses who will supplements the services of doctors,” said Lenku.
Kaloki was accompanied by top officials of KMTC; Dr. Miriam Muthoka, KMTC acting CEO Michael Kiptoo and Dr. Leah Bii while Esther Somoire played host.