In furthering the commitment to provide quality and affordable healthcare, the County Government of Nakuru has partnered with the St Mary’s Nursing College- Gilgil on healthcare training.
The public-private partnership of its kind will see nursing students use the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital and other facilities for practicals and research.
In return, County healthcare workers will have an opportunity to enrol in the college to further their studies as well as refresher courses.
Health Chief Officer Mr Samuel King’ori said the County has for years collaborated with other medical colleges, a move that has helped bridge the patient- healthcare worker ratio.
The college was started in 2015 and currently has 120 nursing students.
While signing the Memorandum of Understanding, the college’s Board of Management Chairman Mr Seth Manera reiterated that the deal offers an opportunity to contribute towards developing the County’s health sector.
The County’s Health Department has embarked on a mission to upgrade health facilities across the county. Also, the County Government of Nakuru recently placed adverts in local dailies seeking to employ over 380 healthcare workers across various cadres.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Dr Eliud Agere of the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital, representing the County Director of Medical Services, Dr Benedict Osore, and Mr Francis Muthiri who is the St Mary’s Nursing College- Gilgil principal.