By Fridah Mlemwa
Rwandan hospitals held ebola response drills on Tuesday as the virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo keeps the region on high alert.
King Faisal Hospital, Kigali (KFH), Kibagabaga and Masaka district hospitals conducted the simulation exercise in preparations for a possible spread of the ebola virus from neighbouring DRC, reports KTPress
The report interviewed Dr Emmy Agabe Nkusi, the lead doctor at King Faisal Hospital, who said the Medical Simulation Exercise tested Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) medical service personnel and other stakeholders on the readiness and general conduct during a probable Ebola outbreak in Rwanda.
As the country prepares for possible infections, the country is able to provide accessible healthcare to atleast 90 percent of its population according to President Kagame speech at the the General Debate of the 74th UN General Assembly.
President Kagame: In Rwanda, more than 90 per cent of the population has insurance coverage.— Presidency | Rwanda (@UrugwiroVillage) September 24, 2019
This has contributed to significant improvement in health outcomes. It shows that it is possible for countries at every income level to make health care affordable and accessible for all.
(Picture courtesy KTPress)