By Tito Tavasi.
Kakamega County Government has set aside Sh57 million for setting up of a Medical Training College in Iguhu area in Ikolomani Constituency.
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Board National Chairman, Philip Kiloki (pictured) said that the County Government of Kakamega has released Sh50 million for the project, adding that the remaining amount would be drawn from the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty.
He said that with the devolution of the Ministry of Health services many counties in the country are faced with a shortage of medical personnel.
“To address this deplorable situation, counties would be forced to construct Medical Colleges to cope with the shortage of manpower in health institutions,” Kiloki said during a polio vaccination campaign in the area.
Speaking at the same function, Kakamega East Sub County Health Office,r Dr. Jairo Songa said in order to have healthy pupils there is need to vaccinate them when they are below the age of 5 years.