Since Monday, October 10, 2016, patients with renal insufficiency are angry. They made it known through demonstrations at the entrance to the General Hospital of Yaounde where they are admitted.
The cause of this manifestation is the recurrent breakdowns of machines that prevent normal placement of dialysis patients. A manifestation that made the national and international media tarnish even more the image of Cameroon, a country where people speak more and more about medical evacuation abroad even for the most common pathologies.
To appease the anger of the protesters, Paul Biya, President of the Republic who is outside the country for more than three weeks now, sent André Mama Fouda, Minister of Public Health. The latter said it to the press last Tuesday, October 11, 2016 after the meeting he had with patients.
“On very high instructions of the Head of State, I came to make sure that calm has returned, and that kidney failure patients are under dialyses. I also came to reassure the patients that the head of state is closely following the situation and that all measures are taken at the level of the general hospital, some machines that are down and the treatment room are called into working condition within a week so that 17 generators that are in this hospital are used and the patient wait time is reduced to the essentials, “said Andre Mama Fouda.