Seventy members of Rwanda level II+ Hospital contingent, serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) have received the medals in recognition for their professionalism and selfless service in carrying out their duties of bringing peace and stability in Central Africa Republic (CAR). The ceremony took place at the Contingent headquarters in Bria, East of Central Africa Republic.
The MINUSCA Sector East Commander, Brig Gen ADIL YAMIN decorating Rwandan peacekeepers
The decorated women and men of this medical contingent deployed to CAR back in August 2017 for a one-year tour of duty that will be completed in August 2018. During their first 6 months, they carried out many outpatients and inpatient cases, performed various major surgical operations, realized successful missions of aero-medical evacuations among many tasks performed.
They detached 2 teams for 3 months and 1 month respectively to Bangassou to support ongoing military operations and to Pombolo to provide medical assistance to the population in the context of a major humanitarian crisis. Besides this, Rwanda level II+ Hospital made 2 donations of medicines and other medical consumables to Bria General Hospital in the context of its humanitarian initiatives.
The MINUSCA Sector East Commander, Brig Gen ADIL YAMIN, on behalf of the Special Representative of Secretary General in CAR, presided over the ceremony and awarded UN peacekeeping medals to members of Rwanda level II+ Hospital contingent that is led by Col Dr Jean Chrysostome KAGIMBANA.
Speaking at the event, Brig Gen ADIL YAMIN commended the Rwandan peacekeepers for their professionalism and compassion to the multinational patients.
He congratulated women and men of Rwanda level II+ Hospital for the achievements so far and encouraged them to keep being good ambassadors of UN and their country as they serve this noble mission.