The government of Rwanda has handed the management of King Faisal Hospital to Oshen Health Care Ltd, branch of Oshen Group.
The ceremony held yesterday was presided over by the Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba who handed over the management of the hospital to the Managing Director of Oshen Health Care Rwanda Ltd, Carlos Malet.
Dr. Gashumba said that handing the management of King Faisal Hospital to private investors is meant to increase and improve delivery of medical services and transform it into an excellent facility in the region.
“It is the partnership allowing investors to support existing activities. We expect increased and improved service delivery with the management of Oshen Health Care,” she said.
Dr. Gashumba explained that the agreements are guaranteed for long term but will be renewed every five years.
“This is a high-end l hospital. As government of Rwanda, we want patients to receive quality services,” she said.
She explained that the government of Rwanda will keep in close association with Oshen to ensure the best of services.
The Managing Director of Oshen Health Care Rwanda Ltd, Carlos Malet said that their target is to promote health services in Africa promising that their experience will enable them to achieve this and more.
The former chief executive of King Faisal Hospital, Dr Emile Rwamasirabo said that employees contracts will be renewed depending on plans of the new investors.
The government of Rwanda signed long term agreements with Oshen Health Care Rwanda Ltd in April 2016 to manage King Faisal Hospital but under ownership of Rwanda.