MTC set to be built in Kirinyaga

The government is set to put up a Medical Training Centre  in Kirinyaga County in readiness for the opening up of  a Level Five hospital in the area.

Funds and land for putting  up the facility are available while construction work is set to commence before the end of this  year.

According to  the KMTC Director Muchiri Mithamo , the first bunch of students will be admitted at the  College by  next year .

Speaking at Riamigaa village ,Kirinyaga West  Sub- County , Mithamo said since the construction of the ultra-modern  Kerugoya referral hospital was almost complete, an MTC must be set up immediately in order  for the facility to qualify as a Level Five  hospital .

The referral hospital is also due for completion within the next few months and will have a state of the arts theatres, 342 bed capacity , provision of piped Oxygen to  each bed , a HDU, an ICU , Renal  Unit and a  Mother and Child Ward .

The five storeyed complex is a flagship  project of Governor Anne Waiguru who has since assured the area residents the facility will be  a game  changer in terms of provision of quality services .

While speaking at Riamigaa meeting ,Mithamo said the students  who will be enrolled  at the College   will complement   the  provision of services to the residents as they went about their learning .

“Since Independence our county has never had an MTC while  the  neighboring ones  have  been having them where students from their areas have benefited from such facilities ,”Mithamo said.

Added Mithamo “ Once  this facility is built and becomes  operational it will certainly spur economic activities due to the high number of students to be enrolled ,”.

The county does not also have a teacher training college unlike Nyeri,Muranga ,Embu and Meru hence the push by area residents to have the two  facilities urgently with past political leadership being blamed for the anomaly .


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