KMPDU wants medical institutions to merge services

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The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board Chairman Prof. George Magoha is urging institutions offering medical courses to consolidate their services in a bid to pull resources for better learning. 

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Speaking when he toured Kisii to assess the preparedness of Kisii University and Kisii Teaching and referral Hospital to start a medical school, Prof. Magoha said merging of universities would improve quality of learning and produce better qualified graduates to serve the country.

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Magoha cited South Africa as a good example where the move had borne good results and recommended it for the nation saying it would fast track achievement of the big four agenda of the government.

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He said KMPDU board will sit soon in regard to accrediting institutions that qualify applauding the management of Kisii Training and Referral Hospital for the effort towards excellence.

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Kisii governor James Ongwae said the hospital was fully equipped and expressed optimism that the request to start a medical training school would approved by the board.

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