RHIH Alumni integrated in COVID-19 vaccination program at Ruli District Hospital, Gakenke
A big boost to the Rwanda country’s battle against coronavirus is to have an access on Covid-19 vaccines (AstraZeneca and Pfizer) under the Covax facility for helping high risk groups located in high risk zones.
Excellent work during COVID-19 vaccination for first dose have been done successful by Ruli Higher Institute of Health Saint Rose de Lima (RHIH) Alumni members. They played a primordial role in that process as responsible for direct intra-muscular (IM) administration of AstraZeneca which is Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India. In fact, the registered nurses graduated in 2016 from RHIH named Mrs. INGABIRE Marie Jeanette and MANIRARORA Liliane who are currently are employed at Ruli District Hospital in different departments, have been selected by Hospital administration among more than 150 health professionals working at that facility for serving in intensive work of two days from Friday ,06th to 07th March 2021 .
Mrs. INGABIRE Marie Jeanette and MANIRARORA Liliane (RHIH Alumni members) under COVID-19 vaccination program at site of Ruli District Hospital
The aim of rigorous invaluable work was to vaccinate front-line workers as the targeted groups in first phase of vaccination program in Rwanda such as healthcare workers operating in different levels of healthcare system.
The writer of this event, was very happy to receive a good service from them prior, during and post vaccine administration and he reflected immediately on positive impact of academic training program undertaken by these nurses from 2013 to 2016 in RHIH environment. A short discussion done with them, they confirmed that “ they are proud to be a good committed registered nurse trained at RHIH with advanced diploma in General Nursing and they are wishing to upgrade up to Bachelor level for having advanced critical thinking that enable them to solve the complex clinical problems faced by patients for their better outcome”.