Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) chairman George Magoha has given Kisii county more time to meet the required threshold before it’s approved to start a medical school.
Magoha who led other KMPDB members in an inspection tour of Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital to assess the preparedness of the facility in starting the school of medicine in partnership with Kisii University said the idea is good since it will benefit residents of Kisii County and also from neighbouring counties.
The Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital through the county government is partnering with Kisii University to set up the medical school.
Prof Magoha who is also the Kenya National Examinations Council chairman said visionary leaders should put healthcare first.
He commended Governor Ongwae for the progress he has made in upgrading the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital, saying it would offer better services and also create employment opportunities.
Kisii governor James Ongwae said healthcare is one of the priorities the county had identified and the county’s dream is to avail world class healthcare to its people.