Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC)to be established as a nucleus of excellence for Developing Health Workers stated the Ministry of Health
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Josephine Mburu, the PS State Department for Public Health and Standards mumbled…fostered the government to attain sufficient health workers to answer back to the desires of Kenya and the international market.
She admitted that KMTC’s position as a center of excellence for health worker training is a crucial element of the administration’s undertakings to boost the nation’s healthcare scheme.
“The move is expected to help address the shortage of health workers and enhance the quality of healthcare services in the country,” she told.
During her tour, she divulged that the administration is deeming decentralizing the simulation labs to give continual professional development points on critical skills like advanced life support, advanced cardiac life support, and advanced trauma life support.
She exhorted the school’s management to embed a culture of professionalism in training and explore the chance of organizing a virtual campus to offer courses that do not require practical’s.
KMTC initiated the Sh14 million simulation laboratory in July 2018 in a bid to train health workers and is required to assist Kenya’s critical healthcare systems towards the workers in the fight against emerging diseases like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The laboratory comprises a mock Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and operating theatre in which routine and complex clinical cases can be performed under the guidance of KMTC specialized trainers.
It is similarly equipped with a Comprehensive Care Ventilator (CCV) as well as Universal Anesthesia Machine (UAM), several mannequins and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed.
And has patient monitors, oxygen cylinders and accessories, machines to simulate different types of breathing, airway kits, and other devices, accessories, and consumables that help simulate a real clinical environment.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent