GITEGA December 13th (ABP) – The Vice President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Prosper Bazombanza, honored with his presence, on Friday, December 8, 2022, the ceremonies marking the celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Gitega regional hospital (center of the country). The ceremonies were attended by several persons in authority including the minister in charge of public health, Dr. Sylvie Nzeyimana, the governor of the province of Gitega, Mr. Venant Manirambona, the representative of the WHO, senior officials of the aforementioned ministry, technical and financial partners of the same ministry, staff of the Gitega hospital and people from the urban center of Gitega and its surroundings.
In his speech for the occasion, Mr. Bazombanza congratulated the staff of that hospital having worked or working on that hospital for their role in the administration of patient care.
Particularly on the management of that hospital, Mr. Bazombanza congratulated the managers for the good governance in its management. This mode of governance has led to substantial contribution in the renovation and extension works of it, he added. Mr. Bazombanza encouraged them to move forward just like the staff, who spare no effort in carrying out their tasks.
In addition, the Vice President of the Republic of Burundi also expressed his sincere thanks to the WHO, for an endowment of medical equipment, worth 52,000 dollars, offered, the same day, to that hospital, which consisted of a surgical operating table, an anesthesia machine and pairs of clogs for the operating theater staff.
He asked the nursing staff to use empathy in the reception of patients, arguing that this behavior contributes to the recovery of the patient.
He sensitized the population on family planning, hygiene, the harmful effects of the consumption of highly alcoholic and prohibited drinks as well as on the use of mosquito nets filled with long-lasting insecticide, to prevent malaria.
Shortly before, other officials took the floor. The Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS gave the history of the hospital and presented a dozen people who have distinguished themselves the most in the advancement of that hospital. To that end, the Vice President of the Republic awarded certificates of merit to the provincial governor and the communal administrator of Gitega and others.
In turn, the WHO representative spoke of the frank collaboration existing between that UN organization and the Burundian government, while promising that the latter will remain alongside Burundi in improving and promoting the health of its people.