Reprieve For KU Medical Students As KUTRRH Receives Approval To Train Them

Mugenda expressed gratitude for the swift intervention and support for the accreditation process by Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha. 

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) has received regulatory approval allowing the facility to act as an accredited teaching hospital for Kenyatta University School of Medicine. 

They received approval from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC).

The regulatory accreditation will be valid for a renewable three-year period, allowing the School of Medicine students from Kenyatta University access the level 6 KUTRRH facility. 

With the accreditation, students from KU will join others from other institutions like JKUAT, University of Nairobi, USIU-A, AMREF University, Egerton University, Moi University, Mount Kenya University, National Defense University, Nairobi Women’s College, and Mama Ngina University to further their skills at KUTRRH. 

Speaking when he confirmed the accreditation, KUTRRH Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Dagane said the accreditation follows a recent inspection by the Council as per the legal requirements. 

KUTRRH is a National Referral Hospital with a 650-bed capacity equipped to offer specialized Oncology, Trauma and orthopedics, Renal, Accident, and Emergency services.

“The accreditation by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council is a welcome development that will help to advance KUTRRH’s positioning as a medical center of excellence in sub-Sahara Africa,” Dagane said.

KUTRRH Chairperson Prof Olive Mugenda said training medical students in Kenya is highly regulated, and the facility is well placed to provide quality teaching hospital solutions for Kenyatta University Students undertaking their undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 

Mugenda expressed gratitude for the swift intervention and support for the accreditation process by Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha. 

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