Health Sector – How next year’s Rwf 278 billion budget will be spent
The disclosure was made on
Compared to over Rwf 371.8 billion for the current financial year, which will end on
Here are some of the activities and projects planned in the 2022/2023 budget in the health sector.
Subsidize the Mutuelle de
The government will spend more than 5.5 billion Rwandan francs for the transfer of
This action aims to subsidize the health care of the poorest citizens, who subscribe to the AMC commonly called Mutuelles de
Zachee Iyakaremye, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health said that the government is making a contribution to Mutuelles de
“Government will continue to support this action by donating Rwf2,000 for each eligible vulnerable person,” he said.
Funding of the IRCAD Rwanda project
The project to build a Digestive Cancer Research and Training Institute (IRCAD) in
Its construction began on
To date, Rwf 16.9 billion has been spent on the project.
Meanwhile, the completion and operationalization of IRCAD required Rwf 7 billion, but received Rwf 4.1 billion for the following year, implying a gap of Rwf 2.8 billion.
“If this gap is closed, it can help position our country well in terms of much-needed health care,” the MP said.
Outpatient department at
The construction works of a new outpatient service building and other renovation works for
This activity started on
Maternity and neonatology equipment
Iyakaremye said that the purchase of equipment for maternity and neonatal units in health facilities and ultrasound scanners have been allocated more than Rwf 2.1 billion.
“You realize that in various health facilities, when mothers give birth to premature babies, but neonatology is not working well, it contributes to infant deaths,” Iyakaremye said.
“That’s why we have planned the purchase of maternity equipment including the ultrasound machine used to monitor the growth of the fetus and identify any problems they may have so that they can be treated earlier,” he said. he declares.
Interior residual spray
Indoor Residue Spraying (IRS), an activity to fight Malaria, needed Rwf 4.7 billion for next year but received Rwf 2.9 billion. Consequently, it suffers from a funding gap of more than Rwf 1.8 billion.
MRI machine at the CHUB
As part of the financial plan, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine will be purchased for the CHUB. It is medical equipment with technology that produces detailed images of the organs and tissues of the body, to aid in the diagnosis of diseases. It is expected to cost around Frw 1.4 billion.
CHUB Director General Sabin Nsanzimana said MRI is important for this health facility located in
“We are grateful that MRI, a major piece of equipment that was missing, was included in the plan,” he said, noting that CHUB is the largest hospital serving the most people outside.
Major issues requiring urgent attention
CHUB Director General Sabin Nsanzimana said the hospital has a wage gap of around Frw 492 million. [as the funding for its staff pay got over Rwf6.9 billion against the required over Rwf7.4 billion for the next year.]
“If we don’t get the necessary money, we won’t be able to provide medical services adequately, and there are medical workers that we won’t be able to employ, but those services that they would provide won’t can’t be stopped,” he said.
Finance Director of Rwanda FDA,
“We want you to advocate for us on this issue,” he told MPs.
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