In the letter, the leaders of that sector wrote to the Executive Secretaries of the Sectors said, “Based on the special plan to reduce travel in the city of Kigali to strengthen the fight against the spread of COVID-19, there are also residents who had an appointment with the doctors on different dates and did not have access to a vehicle to help them circulate."
"I am writing this letter to ask help for patients who have appointments with the doctor to take them and bring them back to their homes," reads the letter.
In an interview with IGIHE, the Executive Director of Gasabo District, Umwali Pauline says that they normally help patients, but it was not done everywhere which is why they asked them to do the same.
"The residents we help in providing food, today, might have a reason to go to the doctor, for their appointments, before they used to take a motorcycle, and today it’s not possible and they do not have any other means to go to the doctor,” she explained.
Umwali says that with the help of security vehicles, or vehicles of sector leaders, sick residents are brought to the hospitals.
"In the local administration, you cannot give food to someone and ignore them when they get sick, especially when there is a vehicle bought by the community," she said.
Assistance to the needy can be provided by reaching out to the local authorities.