Yesterday, we posted an article that The payment of funeral expenses of 1.5 million FCFA to the families has started.
Indeed, after consultation with its insurer, Camrail decided to assist with 1.5 million FCFA for the funeral of each deceased person. But that was not the only good news. President Paul Biya also did something to the victims of this tragedy, by announcing that all medical expenses was to be paid by the government.
“I have ordered for victims’ (medical) costs to be paid for by the state,” he said.
But according to a report by TV5 Monde, a French TV channel on this issue, the order of the president is not respected, as many victims are still paying for their medical care from their own pockets. This is the case of a Cameroonian, the named Ousmane Hamadjoda, a survivor of that tragedy who was interviewed by the TV5 Monde.
Ousmane says nothing is done the way the president ordered. He says after first aids, nothing goes beyond that. Ousmane can neither go to work nor do anything since he was injured in the accident of the train where he was with his wife and daughter. For the moment, he’s paying all his medical expenses and wonders when the help from the government will finally come.