- She lauded St John Ambulance for the role they have played in the emergency care saying their commitment to preserving life and securing the well-being of citizens is something everybody values.
- She spoke during the St John Ambulance Graduation Ceremony for Emergency Medical Technicians in Ruiru on Friday
Principal Secretary State Department of Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni Muriuki has assured Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in Kenya of government support.
Speaking during the St John Ambulance Graduation Ceremony for Emergency Medical Technicians in Ruiru on Friday, PS Muthoni acknowledged the role they played at the time of calamities.
She lauded St John Ambulance for the role they have played in the emergency care saying their commitment to preserving life and securing the well-being of citizens is something everybody values.
"For over a century, St John's Ambulance has played a crucial role in mitigating the effects of these disasters on Kenyans by ensuring emergency and disaster preparedness, mitigation and response through the provision of emergency medical assistance, relief and support to the affected communities," she said.
She said in times of crisis, Emergency Medical Technicians come in handy in ensuring lives are saved.
She lauded the training the EMTs go through noting that it has enabled them to better address tough situations they come across.
During the graduation ceremony, 73 Emergency Medical Technicians were released to the job market to perform their mandate.
The training of the 73 was a partnership between St John Ambulance and the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC).
"This is the kind of partnership we look forward to in meeting the demands for human resources for health in the country to achieve the recently launched Universal cares and bottom-up economic transformation agenda," the PS said.
"It is under this partnership that these 73 students are set to graduate today."
PS Muthoni also used the occasion to congratulate St John Ambulance for the role they played during the King Charles III visit.
Speaking during the graduation, St John Training and EMS Committee Chairperson Ms Jane Kinuthia exuded confidence that the 73 graduates are well equipped for the job market.
"You have acquired skills to be calm in the midst of the storm, a beacon of hope and your journey will be determined by discipline and genuine desire to make a positive impact on those you serve," she said.
"Remember your well-being is equally important. Priorities self-care. You have been equipped with the tools you need to overcome the challenges they will face."