The Minister of Public Health gave a reaction to reporters at the former Indomitable Lion’s medical evacuation.
Rigobert Song left for France. Victim of a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke on October 2, 2016 in Yaounde, the former footballer was evacuated in the evening of October 4th in a medical plane to the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. He will continue his treatment there.
Present at the Yaounde Emergency Center (YEC) when the ambulance carrying Song left for the Nsimalen airport, the Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda who was with Issa Tchiroma of Communication, gave some details of the football legend’s health status.
“Rigobert Song had a stroke and was taken to YEC on time. Physicians of YEC have done the right thing for him to continue his treatment in Paris at the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital, “said the MINSANTE before adding:” I would say thank you to the head of state who gave instructions to the government to initiate all necessary steps for Rigobert Song’s support which was not only very effective, but quick. “
According to Mama Fouda, “Rigobert Song goes to Paris being in a conscious state. He is not out of danger, but he will continue treatment. So we have to tell the head of state thank you for all the resources he gave for Rigobert Song to go. “
These words of the Minister therefore confirm the personal involvement of Paul Biya in this case that held spellbound Cameroonians for 48 hours. And if “Rigo” is better, wanted to highlight Mama Fouda, it is also in part thanks to Cameroonian doctors. “I would also like to acknowledge the work of professionalism that exists at the YEC and say that our professionals are able to be able to react promptly“