Rwanda National Police (RNP), yesterday, handed over Kacyiru Police Hospital to the Ministry of Health in a move aimed at harmonising efforts and improving medical services.
The hospital now been renamed Kacyiru District Hospital.
The handover event was held at Police Headquarters in Kacyiru and attended by the Minister for Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, the Minister for Health, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, Health ministry Permanent Secretary Dr Jean Pierre Nyemazi, the Inspector General of Police, 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 Centre 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, Vincent Sano, while the takeover was signed by Dr Nyemazi on behalf of the ministry.
Dr 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 properly with high quality and standard medical services; this is an experience we have to share with the rest of the hospitals in the country,” she said.
“We will continue to work with Rwanda National Police because we never stop learning from them.”
The minister reiterated 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 necessary expertise.