The real patients would’ve been replaced by the children of the Chantal Biya Foundation’s healthcare staff and other health facilities.
At the end of the year, in December, Chantal Biya, First Lady of Cameroon, showed generosity for the sick children, especially those interned in the Foundation that bears her name. The First Lady never goes to the bedside of the sick with empty hands. She turns into “Mother Christmas“. On December 23, 2016, she renewed the ritual as she did every year.
For the newspaper La Météo published the same day, everything would be perfect in the best of worlds if selfishness, better, the cheating of certain people did not enter the scene, and consequently did not distort the symbolic even of this ritual that Is the sharing of attention to others.
The newspaper says it has learned from converging sources that instead of the sick children staying at the Chantal Biya Foundation, toys and other Christmas gifts landed in the hands of impostors. The relatives of the illicitly substituted patients complained under anonymity. Nobody wants to talk about it openly.
“Credible confidences indicate that this practice is observed wherever Chantal Biya unfolds. Whether in the context of the fight against AIDS, the reduction of maternal and infant mortality, the fight against noncommunicable diseases or the alleviation of the suffering of the African child and other vulnerable people ” we read.
“The First Lady is certainly anxious to weigh the pains of the sick, but high officials who manage these different institutions excel in blamable practices as is the case with this story of false patients. On the eve of her arrival, everything from the room and the parents to the nurses were changed. The children who are supposed to receive the toys are momentarily distant for the benefit of imaginary patients. It is therefore necessary that Mrs. Biya know what is going on, “denounces the sick guard of a child interned at the Chantal Biya Foundation.