Rwanda Military Hospital (RMH) has inaugurated a Medical Modeling and Simulation Center where RDF personnel especially nurses and doctors will be regularly trained in handling wounded soldiers in the field. The skills received at the Center can also be extended to treat ordinary citizens wounded during disasters, accidents and other incidents.
The Center was established in partnership with the US Government.
The inauguration ceremony of the Center was officiated by the US Ambassador to Rwanda, HE Erica J Barks-Ruggles along with the RMH Commandant, Brig Gen Dr E Ndahiro.
In her remarks, Ambassador Erica hailed the partnership with Rwanda Military Hospital. “The partnership is improving medical training, especially for peacekeeping”, she said. The US Ambassador to Rwanda also noted that, “the medical training is critical to Rwanda Personnel in peacekeeping mission to insure treatment of own personnel or others who are participating in Peacekeeping operations”; before thanking RDF for its continued efforts in peacekeeping missions.
The commandant of RMH, Brig Gen Dr E Ndahiro said that the inaugurated Medical Simulation Center is an added value in terms of facilities with current technology, and provides skills for first aid intervention when soldiers are wounded in the field or other people in different incidents. “The first few minutes are very essential when a person is wounded during military operations or other incidents. The intervention determines whether he/she survives or survives with no disabilities”, the RMH Commandant highlighted.
According to RMH officials, the Medical Simulation Center has already trained about 30 RDF medics with the help of US Army Personnel. It has capacity to train more than 500 personnel per year.