Interns from the Kenya Medical Training College Busia campus will be dispatched to Sub County Hospitals to help alleviate shortage of health personnel, the Head of Nursing Department Heronimo Wesonga has said.
Speaking when he led the September intake students on orientation tour of the County Headquarters, Wesonga said the interns will be posted to Alupe, Kocholia, Khunyangu, Sio Port and Port Victoria sub county hospitals.
Thanking the county administration for opening a medical training college, Wesonga said that this move would ‘‘address medical staff shortage in the county’’ by churning out qualified graduates.
He said that Busia KMTC was now offering four nursing classes with a population of 200 students while 100 students are studying clinical medicine. 50 of these are already doing their internships in various hospitals of the county.
However, Wesonga said there are over 20 slots to be filled after those who had attained admission failed to report due to financial challenges. He appealed to interested and qualified candidates to apply before deadline dates
Chief Officer in the Governor’s Office Ezekiel Okwach who received the new interns said Busia is endowed with many health facilities spread across the county which are well built and maintained.
“When you go there we want to be proud that you are going to show the kind of prowess, intelligence, intellect and experienced you have gained in this college so that the people there will tell us how you are doing.