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Cameroon/COVID-19: Health Minister prescribes transfer of cases to specialized centres


The Minister of Public Health has called on public and private health facilities to systematically refer confirmed Coronavirus cases to centres specialized in the treatment of infected persons so as to limit the “lethality” of the virus in hospitals with insufficient anti-COVID-19 kits.

In a release issued Tuesday April 28, Minister Malachie Manaouda indicates that this instruction is aimed at ensuring the health and safety of staff and patients of the different health facilities with insufficient specialization.

The decision goes in line with the Head of State’s instruction contained in a release issued by the Prime Minister Head of State last April 20 on the establishment of special centres for the management of the Coronavirus pandemic in a bit to step up the follow-up of infected persons.

The health boss assures that medical and hygienic kits and drugs included in the cure protocol have been made available and will be sent to the said specialized centres.

Touring two of these centres in Yaounde, Centre region of Cameroon and epicentre of the pandemic Tuesday April 28, Minister Malachie Manaouda told the press they were near completion and could be operational in a week’s time.

In the meantime, he praised the efforts of medical personnel upfront in the battle against the killer pandemic and urged them to relentlessly give in their best and keep providing quality services to COVID-19 patients.



Published on 28.04.2020

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