PCEA Nakuru West Medical College on Friday January 19 held 9th graduation ceremony for medical students with calls for more collaboration.
A total of 76 students graduated with Diplomas in Nursing, Diplomas in Community Health and Development, Health Records and Information Technology, Certificates in Patient Care, Certificates in Health Records and Information Technology, Certificates in Community Health and Development.
The College situated at PCEA Nakuru West Church compound in Shabab Ward, has continued to ensure quality training for learners in the medicine field.
According to the Institution’s Principal Cyprian Madungu, this will go a long way in addressing the gap of staff shortage in health facilities in Nakuru County and the nation at large.
Addressing press after the graduation ceremony, Mr. Madungu noted that health is key in any nation and medical staff play key role in ensuring a healthy nation.
He added that already the College has been certified to now offer new curriculum that will see upgrade from certificate to Diploma especially in Health Records and ICT.
According to the Principal, they are puting in place mechanisms towards a stronger ICT network the college to align with the current global network.
He called on students interested in the course to enroll at the facility.
” We have done a curriculum with Health Records and Information Technology Regulations Board and we are now licensed to offer Diplomas on the same,” he said.
He reiterated the commitment for continued partnership with the county government of Nakuru towards service delivery.
Mr.Madungu added that healthcare calls for concerted effort.
“We share the same vision with the current county government when it comes to matters health service delivery. We want to bridge the gap of workforce in the county as a faith-based Institution,” he stated.
On Universal Healthcare moreso on the new scheme, Mr.Mandugu notes that any initiative on better healthcare should be for the benefit of all citizens and especially the less privileged.
He called on government to iron out any hitches around the new scheme even as it is being rolled out.
Nakuru County CECM for health Roselyn Mungai who represented Governor Susan Kihika during ceremony, lauded PCEA Nakuru West Medical College for continued effort in healthcare.
She noted that there has been great professionalism and new learning from interns who practice in Nakuru health facilities.
The CECM while noting the great partnership between the facility and County Government of Nakuru, revealed that already 80 students from the facility have been employed in various health facilities in Nakuru hence improving service delivery.
“We encourage the partnership and hope it continues to grow and we both benefit from this mutual relationship,” she noted.
Mungai also used the moment to reiterate Governor Kihika’s commitment towards improving service delivery in health sector.
According to the CECM, Avery dynamic manifesto is being implemented through policy and legislative content.
She added that intensive look at Healthcare cohort is taking place through various partnership.
“We are providing a policy and legislative framework that will see improved service delivery to the people for that is our key mandate,” she said.
Paul Nyagah Ndung’u had a Distinction in Diploma and Nursing from the facility.
He says he is ready to join the job market and help in improving service delivery in health care system.
“I am happy that I made it.I thank the PCEA Nakuru West Medical College fraternity for giving us the best,” he stated.
Sentiments echoed by Lorrah Wanjiru who graduated in Patient Care.
The certified Nurse says time is now for her to join other healthcare staff in the various facilities.
“The journey has been great and we look forward to delivering our best in the healthcare system,” she stated.
The same joy shared by parents of those who graduated at the facility.
Led by Tabitha Njeri, they noted that the journey has been tough with the economic challenges.
She is however quick to note that all has been well and expresses optimism that the graduates from the facility will fly high the name of PCEA Nakuru West Medical College.