Kenya Medical Training College is set to open five new campuses most of them in central Kenya as it seeks to end a shortage of 45,000 staff in public hospitals.
Prof Philip Kaloki, the chairman of board of management, said among the hospitals where campuses would be established is Gatundu, Ol Kalou, Othaya, Nyahururu, Naivasha and Molo. Kaloki noted that their aim is to establish a campus in every county so that they can alleviate the staff shortage in the hospitals.
He spoke in Nanyuki town while on his way to meet Governor Joshua Irungu in Nyahururu where he had requested the KMTC to set up a campus.
Prof Kaloki said his institution, and not the Kenya universities and colleges central placement service (KUCCPS), has the mandate to admit students to the medical colleges.
Kaloki has focused on expanding colleges to train more health workers but some the graduates from medical institutes remain unemployed.