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Poor services mire MINISANTE
Published on 27-09-2016 - at 05:18' by IGIHE

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has brought the Ministry of Health on spot over failure to provide full medical services to Mutuelle de santé subscribers yet they are availed to subscribers from other insurance covers.

The alarm was raised yesterday as the Ministry of Health responded to the call of PAC to explain queries raised during the 2014/2015 report of the Auditor General.

Other queried transactions include Rwf 89 million disbursed to hospitals without explanations, unclear price of drugs among other problems of mismanagement in MINMISANTE.

PAC criticized MINISANTE for being on rampage in misusing public funds and offering poor services to stakeholders despite being one of ministries with many experts.

The vice president of PAC, Honourable Karenzi Theoneste observed mismanagement has mostly affected Mutuelle de santé subscribers.

“What causes this incessant lack of medical services when patients need them urgently especially Mutuelle de santé subscribers? Is there any leader responsible for that?” he asked.

Dr.Nyemazi who represented the Ministry of Health told journalists that there are measures being put in place to address the matter of accessing medical services.

“We are preparing a project where we will partner with hospitals to identify needed drugs earlier and establish a way of availing them whenever needed,” he said adding that they do not have particular medical services reserved for subscribers of Mutuelle de santé or other health insurances.

He however explained that the matter of shortage of drugs results from poor budgeting and planning.

“Placing orders for drugs is based on past statistics considering drugs bought for particular diseases. When differences arise after planning for drugs to be bought, then shortages occur which requires emergence placing of orders,” he said.

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Dr.Nyemazi who represented the Ministry of Health told journalists that there are measures being put in place to address the matter of accessing medical services.

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