Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) College of Health Sciences held its 8th graduation ceremony on Friday 7th December, 2018 at the Hospital grounds.
The Director of MTRH College of Health Sciences, Mr. Caleb Koech, welcomed the graduands and asked them to aim higher and better their education with a target of becoming employers.
Speaking during the ceremony, MTRH CEO, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, observed that all courses offered at the College are tailor-made for the market. Currently, employers no longer look for CVs, they instead look for good conduct, solid character, good work ethics and positive attitude to work.
“Our students perform really well in the regulatory board assessments. We serve 22 Counties and MTRH CHS will be incorporated into the new 2000-Bed Multi-Specialty MTRH,” he said.
The CEO urged the graduands to apply for jobs at the newly built facilities in the neighbouring counties as well as in MTRH.
“MTRH-CHS is getting better by continuing to offer market driven courses specific to the healthcare industry, a key role in the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), particularly the pillars of Access and Quality,” he said.
“A Higher Diploma in Health Informatics is the newest addition,” he added.
He asked the graduands to maintain professionalism and incorporate good work ethics into their respective careers.
On his part, the MTRH Board Chairman, Hon. Godana Doyo, pointed out that the growth of the College of Health Sciences meant that the health sector was now getting a well-trained manpower to actualize quality services to Kenyans.
“I wish to commend the Hospital management for making its mark in innovation and this is evidenced by the expansion of the lecture halls, higher student enrollment and more marketable courses,” he noted.
The Board Chair asked the graduands to fully discharge their mandate and live up to the society’s expectations.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Ann Wamae (Senior Director, Medical Services) represented the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko (OGW) at the event.
She urged graduands to ensure that all patients get the best health care as dictated by the constitution, while also remaining accountable for every action. They were reminded to tackle the sickness of humanity and strive to upgrade their education.
“The Government is working hard to ensure adequate resource allocation to the different health care sectors. This will ensure training of health care workers is realized. The official UHC launch will be next week,” she added.
“I am cognizant of the need for more similar training facilities in the country and this is driven by the growing demand for training facilities, owing to the huge number of young people in need of medical related trainings,” She said.