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MKUR Nursing department receives equipment ahead of Clinic opening

With a goal “to prepare students to be the next generation of medical and health professionals through hands on training”, the Chairman of Board and Founder of Mount Kenya University- Prof. Simon Gicharu on 9th/Feb/2022 handed over equipment to the school of health services at MKUR.

According to the chairman of board, the idea of MKUR having a university clinic was raised by Dr. John Nyirigira the DVC-APIA at MKUR who he says was very ‘personal’ about it.

After discussing with John, we saw it fit to dedicate one of MKUR’s buildings to be a clinic because there are places where people die at work due to lack of immediate medical attention in case of an emergence“.

The equipment worth 150million Frw includes among others; medical beds, blood testing machines, and in the near future an ambulance.

To benefit from the clinic are not only the students and staff of MKUR but also the general public as a way of strengthening the university’s out reach programs.

While handing over the clinic, Prof. Simon Gicharu urged the staff at MKUR to make use of the newly added equipment. “One of the biggest investment we don’t do is testing ourselves and only wait for when we are sick, this shouldn’t be the case anymore”.

Speaking to the guests, the Vice Chancellor Designate of MKUR Professor Edwin Odhuno said the opening of a university medical clinic is indication that MKUR ‘walks the talk’.

He further appreciated the school for working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic as there were few cases reported compared to other learning institutions.

International students at MKUR were also assured of stand by medical assistance with latest equipment by the Vice chancellor in case they fall sick to reduce on the difficulty they go through to obtain medical help due to lack of insurance.

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