THURSDAY 16/08/2018

Governor Mohamud Mohammed Ali today laid foundation stones for the construction of Kenya Medical Training College Marsabit Campus at the county referral hospital. The college will cost the county government Ksh 205 Million and it is expected to be completed in two years time.

Speaking during the launch, Governor Ali said the new college construction is in line with his Government election pledges of increasing the number of qualified healthcare professionals in the county to address the human resource aspect that is facing the sector.

” The college will train medical practitioners tackling the shortages facing the county in line with my election manifesto ” he said.

He also launched a two day free cancer medical camp organized by county government in partnership with Cytecare cancer hospital from India with the team of cancer specialists led by Dr .Prasad Narayanan, a senior consultant medical oncologist.

The Governor thanked the specialist and promised to deepen the cooperation with India’s cancer center to bring cancer treatment closer home.

” In this spirit, we have agreed to pursue Telemedicine, where our local doctors will be trained to liaise with Doctors in India to treat our people locally without having to travel ” He said.

The Governor promised to give more focus to healthcare sector so as to address myriad of challenges facing it.

On the sideline, he also inspected the construction of CT SCAN center, commissioned the renal dialysis machines while accompanied by Senator Godana Hargura and Laisamis Mp Malimo Arbele.

Governor’s Press Service

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