A total of 46 medical doctors have been deployed by the Ministry of Health to referral hospitals whereas 44 general practitioners have been commissioned to provincial and districts hospitals.
The 46 doctors from University of Rwanda have graduated in different areas of medicine including; pediatrics, gynecology internal medicine and mental health. .
The Minister of Health Dr. Diane Gashumba said that the government of Rwanda is committed to deliver medical services to all Rwandans regardless of economic and geographical reach. “This is a good profession that you will have to practice with passion and treating every patient under your care with dignity. This is a demanding job which gives practitioners much fulfillment in saving people’s lives,” she said.
She reminded them about offering good services to patients and asked for their contribution in sensitization of masses on different health programmes.
Representatives of the team thanked the Rwandan government for the opportunity given them to study medicine and practice it in their country. They promised to deliver good services to the community.
They also commended the support from the ministry of health and the University of Rwanda during the time they spent studying medicine.
In a bid to address capacity challenges in Rwanda, characterized by shortage of medical doctors in Rwanda, the government continues to increase the number of students in health schools, including professionals studying from Rwanda under ‘Human Resource for Health (HRH) programme.