The Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Health Alim Hayatou has expressed satisfaction at the quality of some health facilities in the South West Region set aside to handle COVID-19 cases.
Alim Hayatou was satisfied after making rounds at the health centres in Buea, Limbe and Mutengene last weekend.
The working visit took him first to the Buea Regional Hospital where he was taken round by the Director, Dr Martin Mokake to inspect the infrastructure. The isolation unit meant to host COVID-19 patients was empty but Dr Mokake reassured the personnel are on standby and ready to handle any case that may arise.
Satisfied with the Buea Regional Hospital, Dr Alim Hayatou left for the University of Buea where he visited the Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases where he met a team of laboratory technicians producing sanitizers. He was reassured the laboratory could produce sanitizers for the entire town and beyond.
Before heading to Limbe which so far has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region, Alim Hayatou made a stopover at the CBC Health Centre in Mutengene where he promised solutions to a few issues raised here.
In Limbe, the Middle Farms stadium has been set aside to host patients in case the numbers keep rising and the Secretary of State was there to ensure all measures have been taken for any eventuality.
His last stop was at the Limbe Regional Hospital where he recommended a solution be found to the ward that hosts COVID-19 patient which is at the heart of the hospital.
The working visit rounded off with an evaluation meeting in which authorities of the South West Region called for more efficiency and protection in securing the eight control posts along the borders with Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.
Before leaving for Douala, Alim Hayatou praised the response strategy put in place in the South West Region and called on the population to remain vigilant and continue respecting the preventive measures put in place by the government.