On Monday, August 29, the Senegalese unit of MONUSCO in Bunia (Ituri) supplied the Bangkoko Health Center in the town of Mbuña with a large batch of medicines.
This is to enable this health center to provide quality care to patients suffering from malaria, respiratory diseases, stomach and gastrointestinal infections, as well as for the health of pregnant women.
The lead nurse of this health structure, Consolé Kyomuhendo, is pleased with this support from MONUSCO.
We serve civilians as well as military personnel. But our resources are limited. We treat some patients for free. Other patients cannot pay for their treatment and others escape without paying their bills. This donation will alleviate our difficulties. Thanks to MONUSCO. We ask that this not be the last time. “This gesture testifies to the good cooperation between us and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” said Console Kiomohindo.
For the Senegalese formed police unit squadron commander, Mami Rokhia, this donation falls within the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, namely to support the protection of civilians.
He explained the choice made for the Bangkok Health Center:
We have seen that around this healthy structure, there are many people at risk. That is why we chose this hospital especially since in the past the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo had to support it. What motivated us above all was the protection of civilians. Besides our patrols, the protection of civilians that we carry out as part of our daily tasks, there is another aspect where we must help the population in all cases. Let it be on the security level but also on the side of mutual assistance.”
Bangkok Health Center records an average of fifteen patients per day.