The Ministry of Health has set aside Ksh 105 million for the completion and equipping of the Kenya Medical Teaching College (KMTC) Chuka campus.
The facility is aimed at providing essential medical training to health professionals in the region.
The institution, whose construction stalled in 2015, has been under the County Government and operating within the Chuka University Premises.
While making the pledge to complete the construction of the facility, the CS thanked the Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki and the residents for being responsible custodians of the Campus.
"On behalf of the Government, I would like to thank the Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki and the people of this great county for being responsible custodians of the Campus." The CS said.
Adding that: "The Health Ministry will invest Ksh105M towards the completion and equipping of the stalled facility."
The Chief Executive Officer of KMTC, Dr. Kelly Oluoch, expressed his delight at the development.
“The completion of the campus will enable the institution to offer quality medical training to students.” Said Dr. Oluoch.
The handing over of the KMTC Chuka campus is a significant milestone in the efforts to improve access to quality medical training in Kenya.
The facility will provide a much-needed boost to the health sector in the region, as well as create job opportunities for the local community.
The government's commitment to completing and equipping the KMTC Chuka campus will help to train a new generation of health professionals who will be better equipped to address the health needs of the population.