Army week 2017: Free medical services countrywide

Ahead to the 23rd Liberation Day Celebration (on 04 July 2017), Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), in collaboration with other government institutions, has organized a Special Army Week from 04 May to July 2017. Free Medical services in Orthopedics, Dental, ENT, and Ophthalmology & Gynecology will be provided in all hospitals of districts.

Important partners in the upcoming Special Army Week include ministries of Health, Local administration, Infrastructure, Education, Agriculture, Gender and Technology.

Apart from medical services, the current Special Army Week will cover a variety of activities aiming at uplifting Rwandan People’s lives, especially the lives of the most vulnerable. The Army Week planned activities countrywide will include- among others- the following: Rehabilitation of 18 bridges and one feeder road, marshland and hillsides farming, construction of water access facilities, construction and rehabilitation of shelter, classrooms and sanitation structures. It will also be involved in environmental protection campaign, and access to energy using Off Grid Solar installations.

Free medical services in particular will be offered in all Districts at the following Hospitals and Health Centers: Shyira, Gisenyi, Ruhengeri, Butaro, Nemba, Rutongo, Byumba, Muhororo, Murunda, Kibuye, Kirinda, Kibogora, Gihundwe, Bushenge, Munini, Kigeme, Kaduha, Kibilizi, CHUB, Kabutare, Nyanza, Ruhango, Kabgayi, Remera-Rukoma in Kamonyi, Nyamata, Rwamagana, Kibungo, Kirehe, Gahini, Rwinkwavu, Kiziguro, Ngarama, Nyagatare, Kibagabaga, Rwanda Military Hospital, Masaka, and CHUK.
As provided in the following guidance from the Commander-in-Chief, H.E Paul Kagame, “The battle for liberation did not stop at the victory over tyranny and stopping the genocide against the Tutsi”; the RDF remains committed to the liberation struggle, this time in the form of human security and specifically transforming Rwandans’ lives.

Along this month, police also will perform police week, to celebrate 17th anniversary, which will also supply solar energy to 3000 household, and build a playground in Gikomero Gasabo. The spirit is always that of fighting poverty and illiteracy, to improve Rwandan lives.

Jean Baptiste Karegeya

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