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MoH takes Control over Kacyiru Police Hospital, Now called “Kacyiru District Hospital.”

Rwanda National Police (RNP) yesterday handed over Kacyiru police hospital to the Ministry of Health in a move aimed at harmonizing efforts and improving medical services. The hospital now becomes Kacyiru District Hospital.

Former Kacyiru Police Hospital and now called "Kacyiru District Hospital" after the Ministry of Health became responsible to run it’s services and serve nationals.

The handover event was held at the police headquarters in Kacyiru and attended by the Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, the Minister and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho and Dr. Jean Pierre Nyemazi respectively, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K Gasana and several Commissioners and senior police officers and officials from the ministry of health.

“This is aimed at having coordinated efforts in service delivery; police will continue running other services like the Isange One Stop Center clinic as well as partnering with the ministry to share experiences,” said Minister Harerimana.

On behalf of police, the handover was signed by the Commissioner for Finance, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vincent Sano while the takeover was signed by Dr Nyemazi on behalf of the ministry.

Following the signing, Minister Binagwaho hailed police for having managed the hospital well.

"During the course of auditing, we were impressed by the manner in which the finances were well managed and allocated efficiently with high quality and standard medical services; this is an experience we have to share with the rest of the hospitals in the country.”

“We will continue to work with Rwanda National Police because we never stop learning from them,” she said.’

The minister retaliated that police will continue to run Isange One Stop Centre clinic based at the hospital and also pointed out that there will be shared responsibility in running the forensic laboratory since police has all the expertise to do it better.

By Robert Muriisa, RNP.

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