Waiguru calls for training of more specialized medics to elevate standards of healthcare

Council of Governors (COG) Chair Anne Waiguru has stressed the need to train more medical specialists so as to continuously elevate the standards of healthcare delivery in the country.

Waiguru says that training of more medics on specialized healthcare will directly contribute to the country’s bid to achieve universal health coverage, and enhancing the overall quality of life for the citizens.

The chair commended Kenyatta National Hospital School of Nursing for nurturing a cadre of proficient medical specialists saying the initiative has not only improved the health service delivery in counties but also provided a solid foundation for sustainable development and progress in communities.

Speaking during the 16th specialized nursing graduation held on the Kenyatta National Hospital Grounds, Waiguru said that health professionals are the most important resource in the health sector and all efforts must be made to give them the necessary skills.

“The impact of Kenyatta National Hospital School of Nursing on the development of specialized health skills cannot be overstated. Your commitment to education and healthcare training has played a pivotal role in shaping the future of health care in our region. Your dedication does not go unnoticed, and we are grateful for your contributions,” Waiguru said.

The 223 graduands from different counties across the country completed the Higher Diploma specialized nursing programs in Critical Care, Pre-operative, Nephrology, Neonatal, Trauma and Emergency, and Oncology Nursing.

“The journey of education is a profound one, and these graduates have demonstrated not only academic excellence but also a commitment to specialized knowledge in critical areas of healthcare,” the governor added.

Waiguru who is also the Kirinyaga Governor noted that skills and knowledge garnered by the nurses from the training is far-reaching and multifaceted, encompassing direct patient care, health education, community outreach, research and advocacy.

She said governors are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning, research excellence, and community empowerment.

KNH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Evanson Kamuri, said this institution has trained at least 2,009 Specialized Nurses since its start in 1996.

Dr. Kamuri said the specialized nurses will make a significant impact in the healthcare field in counties.

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