The Minister of Health, Dr Diane Gashumba has requested health practitioners to be exemplary in the process of executing their duties, unlike colleagues who participated in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
The message was echoed yesterday as MINISANTE paid tribute to its 37 employees killed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
The commemoration was attended by MINISANTE staff, employees from institutions under its responsibility and partners.
“It is shameful to have a doctor or a nurse participating in genocide, killing people yet his/ her duties are sustaining health. Some of these health practitioners involved in genocide were university lecturers and are being tried in courts,” she said.
He asked nurses to uphold moral values and respect for patients and humanity.
“We require employees of the Ministry of Health to be keen on their job, patients and preserve achievements,” she said.
37 genocide victims have been identified as employees of MINISANTE and its agencies that were killed during the pogrom.
The executive secretary of Ibuka, Ahishakiye Naphatal has requested doctors to transform history because some colleagues tarnished the image of their profession.
The commemoration was preceded by a visit to Rebero Memorial where MINISANTE staff laid wreaths in honor of genocide victims.