The County Government of Bungoma has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya medical training college that will see residents get admission slots and bursaries to join the institution .
In the memorandum KMTC will Coordinate and administer bursaries and scholarships for needy students and clearly state the proportion of bursaries that will go to the students in Bungoma.
Speaking after the signing of the MOU at the KMTC headquarters, Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka said he was keen on ensuring that primary health care is realized and the MOU will go a long way to ensure the health centers in the villages get sufficient staff.
“My legacy regime is keen in ensuring that residents get primary health care right at the grassroot level and this can only be achieved if we have enough trained personnel, “Said Lusaka .
He said the key staff who run medical facilities come from KMTCS arguing that the MOU will be a boost to the ever-challenging issue of human resource in the medical department.
Bungoma will also benefit from continuous professional development courses for health workers in the Bungoma county health department where KMTC will carry out training assessment needs in bid to build capacity among the workers.
They will further recommend the number and qualifications of staff required to be deployed by the County Government to support teaching and learning;
The county government on the other hand will Identify training programs that should be accorded priority due to their demand and relevance.
Bungoma is also expected to allow access and accord KMTC students preferential treatment in the allocation of slots at the clinical attachment in county facilities.
The county will further deploy teaching staff from among their medics to the KMTC campuses and also provide on-site technical and professional guidance to KMTC students throughout the clinical attachment period
Lastly, the county is expected to provide Infrastructure e.g. Land, Classroom, Administration Block, Library, Skills Lab, Computer Lab, Hostel, Teaching Equipment and Furniture to the KMTC campuses in Bungoma.
In attendance were Bungoma KMTC principal Elizabeth Ndura and CEC health Dr.Andrew Wamalwa .