IMG-20180705-WA0004The Kenya Medical Training College Siaya campus in collaboration with the County Government of Siaya yesterday inaugurated a local citizens help desk, designed to increase ease of access to information about the Medical College by the residents of Siaya and it’s environs. While officially declaring the facility open, the Deputy Governor His Excellency Dr. James Okumbe confirmed its workability and reiterated the benefits that will come with it.

The Deputy Governor as well lauded the principal for being creative within the shortest time of his service in coming up with such important initiative. He noted that through the programme, Siaya citizens will get to know the courses offered, the charges and the necessary application and entry processes which are currently unknown to many people locally.

Dr. Ouko further urged the people of Siaya County to make frequent use of the help desk and increasingly enrol local students to the college.

The County Government of Siaya has continued to partner with the Medical College in various areas including making available medical staff that train students in various courses within the college while also offering Siaya County Referral Hospital as a theatre of practice to the students of the institution. Some 200 or more graduate nurses from the college will be absorbed into the County Government’s payroll in the next five years according to The Deputy Governor.

Alego Usonga Member of Parliament Hon. Samwel Atandi through his representative Mr. George Adeya, noted that constituency bursaries amounting to KShs. 185,000.00 have been disbursed to students from the college and registered his optimism of the figure going up as more students from the constituency get enrolled following the sensitization of the public through the citizen help desk launched yesterday.

Speaking at the same event held at the KMTC Siaya Grounds, the County Executive Member in charge of Health and Sanitation Dr. Mary Omondi Olute termed the launch timely and with great potential to help the local populace access training in the institution and promised the help and collaboration from the Health Department as a stakeholder to ensure that the college attains its developmental goals.

The college principal Mr. David Okach mentioned that the citizen help desk is open to the public and is part of collaboration with the County Government in providing necessary training for the county. “It will help market our institution and as well provide insight and we are aiming at getting 30% of all admissions from this county”, he said.

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