In the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon, some specialized centers to host patients were listed out all over the national territory. In Yaoundé, the Minister of Public Health Dr. Malachie Manaouda announced that the sites will go operational soon after visiting the various construction sites, on Tuesday, 28 April, to see the level of work. First, he visited the Yaoundé Military Stadium, 150 beds were already available out of the 194 beds visualized. Work still continued . This was to ensure that the site goes operational before the start of next week.
He later moved on to the Mvog Mbi neighbourhood. This center is intended to care for 320 patients. Technicians said work at the site will be completed by weekend for patients to get in. At the end of the visit, Dr Malachie Manaouda said patients will be moved to these centers for proper care. He added that he was satisfied with the work in the sites, and encouraged all those involved in the fight to continue with the good work.
According to statistics from the Regional Delegation of Public Health, the Littoral Region has about 438 cases by Tuesday, April 28, thus these centers will be firm up to host theses patients. The Governor of Littoral Region, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua has revealed that the Specialized Covid-19 care centers will go operational in the days ahead. After recovering from COVID-19, Samuel Dieudonne Ivaha Diboua went to the field to assess the preparedness of the centers. He visited all the three centers in charge of COVID-19 patients to evaluate their level of work.
His first stop was at the Laquintinie Hospital. He encouraged medical personnel at the hospital for the job done by them to carter for COVID-19 patients. He later visited the Yassa Low Cost Housing Centers and Mbappe Leppe Stadium which one of the centers is being raised. At the Yassa Low Cost Housing Center, the Governor was updated on the fact that, the center has the capacity to host about 400 patients. The center at Mbappe Leppe Stadium is equipped to host about 200 patients. The Governor appreciated the work put up by these centers and said they are satisfied with the centers. He complimented the centers because they didn’t lack water or electricity and they are progressively being equipped. He added that this gesture gives hope to patients that they have not been abandoned.
The Governor equally called on the population to respect the measures put in place by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19, and stigmatizing COVID-19 patients. He made reference to himself, he was infected with the deadly virus and survived. Governor Ivah Diboua concluded by advising the population that they can all stop the spread of COVID-19 by respecting government measures.