Rwanda built 156 health posts at the cell level in one year

On 15 May 2019 at 03:00

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) has said that in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MINISANTE), 156 health posts were constructed at cell level countrywide in the fiscal year that’s ending in June.

This was revealed on Monday as MINISANTE and associated institutions presented to the Parliamentary Public Account Commission the draft budget of 2019/2020

Commenting on the partnership with MINISANTE and MINALOC in the management of health facilities, Yves Bernard Ningabire the Director-General for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation at MINALOC said that 156 health posts worth Rwf 3 billion were built.

“MINALOC through Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA) allocated Rwf 3 billion to build health posts during this fiscal year we are finalizing,” he said.

Ninagbire said that some of the 156 built health posts have begun operations.

“It was successfully implemented that 91 health posts were completed, got the necessary equipment and are now operational. More 65 health posts have been completed waiting to get equipment,” he explained.

The project of building health posts in all sectors is underway in different districts.

For instance, only two cells in Nyanza district remain without health posts expected to have been built by the end of 2019.

Last month, Nyagatare district got new 23 health posts raising the existing number to 53. Burera district has 30 health posts but targets 69 health posts by the end of this year.

From 2010 to 2017, different health facilities had been built countrywide. These include seven excellent hospitals, four provincial hospitals, 36 district hospitals, 499 health centers, and 471 health posts.