Residence of Nyamasheke District have appreciated the services given free of charge during the function to end the army week where people in Nyamasheke and Rusizi district were given health services by medical experts from Kanombe Military Hospital in Kigali city.
This function which was held on the 30th.June.2012, Mariana Kankindi an old lady of 82 years of age said that she had spent about 20 years with an eye problem where she was told to seek professional help from Kabgayi Institute but failed to get there, now she was happy because she was treated during army week and she can now see very well which wasn't the case.
She thanked the army for thinking about them and giving them medical services for free of which they were not able to get. This was also said by Rose Mukamuganga who had a backache and had a problem of bones but now after the treatment given by these soldiers, her problems are fixed.
Colonel Dr Ben Karenzi the director of Kanombe Military Hospital said that such acts are meant to bring good services near the people so that medical experts don't stay in big hospitals in the city where some local people have no means of going though they are in need of those services.
He went on to say that such acts make people feel at ease with army and get to know that the army is there for them and that the big attendance of people showed how much they were in need of these services. He promised Nyamasheke district residents that the army will be putting them in consideration in the future.
Nyamasheke district has 2 hospitals and 19 health centers and it has health posts in sectors in a way of bringing health services near people.