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Minister pledges support to address shortage of health personnel, equipment at Nyanza Hospital

By IGIHE
On 12 May 2021 at 10:01

The State Minister in Charge of Primary Healthcare in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga has commended services delivered at Nyanza Hospital, urged health workers to continue taking good care of patients and assured Government’s support to advance high quality healthcare.

Dr. Mpunga made the revelation on Tuesday 11th May 2021 as he visited the hospital to inspect quality of delivered services.

“We have held discussions with the hospital’s management reminding them that their responsibilities are rooted on serving Rwandans and closely following up what is taking place at workplace to address problems that might arise. The Ministry of Health is also standby to assist them. That is why we hold such visits to identify gaps that need our interventions,” he said.

The shortage of personnel at the hospital, health centers and health posts is among major problems pointed our during the visit.

Despite the aforementioned gap, the Director of Nyanza Hospital, Dr. Emile Tuyishime explained that they try to the best of their abilities to attend to patients appropriately.

“We have 122 workers at Nyanza Hospital but we still need more 40 workers to bridge the gap,” he said.

It was also revealed that health centers and posts have vacant positions which trigger inefficiency in some health services.

Dr. Mpunga assured Government’s support to address the problem of inadequate personnel and shortage of some equipment.

The State Minister in Charge of Primary Healthcare in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga.
Minister Mpunga has commended the quality of services delivered at Nyanza Hospital and urged health workers to continue taking good care of patients.

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