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RDF treats over 1000 patients during CIMIC medical week

By IGIHE
On 14 October 2021 at 12:21

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Medical Contingent has treated 1129 patients during the East African Community (EAC) Armed Forces Civil Military Cooperation Week at Muumandu Health Center, Machakos County, Kenya.

During the CIMIC medical week that concluded on Wednesday 13th October 2021, the RDF specialised medics in collaboration with Kenya Defence Force (KDF) provided free treatment in pediatrics, gynecology, internal medicine, general medicine, ophthalmology and dental.

When he visited the medical activities at Muumandu Health Center on Tuesday 12th October 2021, the High Commissioner of Rwanda to Kenya, Dr. Richard Masozera said the KDF and RDF collaboration demonstrated the EAC integration spirit.

Maj Gen S O Radina, KDF General Officer Commanding Border Security visited the RDF medical services at Muumandu Health Center and thanked the Rwandan Contingent for work done emphasizing that the local community benefited from Rwandans’ medical expertise.

“When the cooperation is good, it is our people who benefit” he said.

Col R Kiptoo, the Chair of EAC Defence Liaison Officers said the EAC secretariat was happy with the work done by respective EAC Armed Forces Contingents and was convinced that the activities contributed a lot in deepening and widening the cooperation between EAC member states.

He further noted that the patients who received these medical treatment were extremely satisfied with the services offered by RDF.

RDF officer attending to patients in Kenya. Photo MoD

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