County government of Kisumu has began the construction of a 200 million shillings medical training college at kombewa
Posted by African Press International on April 13, 2016
By Dickens Wasonga
Kisumu county is set to build a sh 200 million medical training college at Kombewa.
Governor Jack Ranguma led a high powered team of medical personnel and area leaders to witness the ground breaking ceremony of the project on Friday last week.
Ranguma said the facility will enable those interested in pursuing Heath related courses to do so. Other medical professionals in the area will also use the college to further their careers.
Construction works starts immediately in readiness for the September intake.
The governor who chairs the health committee of governors said he’s pushing for the Establishment of two additional medical training colleges adding the discussions on the same was at advanced level with national government.
He said his government was giving priority to health care issues adding that last year 500 health care providers were hired and the county will recruit additional 300 personnel to boost the current strength
Kisumu already have a medical training college .
Ranguma however faulted the national government over the delay in releasing funds to the counties.
He said health was a devolved function and it was unfair for the national government to continue to allocate huge chunks of the national budget to the health ministry.
During the ground breaking ceremony which was also attended by the area senator professor Anyang Nyongo,the local MP Prof James Nyikal pledged to use CDF to bridge the gap interms of construction costs.
Upon completion the county government will employ staff who will work at the facility.