Cameroon – Health: 500 dialysis kits will soon be made available to patients

Written by Deckson N.

This first wave arrived in Douala on July 5 will soon be sent to Yaounde.

According to sources in the Ministry of Public Health, 500 dialysis kits landed in Douala on Wednesday 5 July. According to La Nouvelle Expression of Thursday, July 6, 2017, these dialysis kits that have been transported by planes via Cameroonian doctors come to respond to the emergency situation facing the dialysis centers housed in certain public hospitals of Cameroon.

According to information relayed by the daily,¬† this stock of medicines will be completed by the arrival of 4,500 other kits. “These are the kits ordered by the MINSANTE and will be transported by a cargo plane expedition, no later than Sunday, in accordance with the press release of June 30, 2017,” it is explained.

For his part, Professor Ndam Njitoyap, Director General of the General Hospital of Yaounde, says that, outside the system set up by the public authorities for the restoration of the supply chain of dialysis centers, The hospital has made arrangements to improve the conditions of patient care.

According to the newspaper, the dialysis crisis mainly concerns the cities of Douala and Yaound√©. Indeed, in the only dialysis center of the general hospital of Yaounde, 156 patients are taken care of. The head of the technical department at this health facility points out that, to date, a contract of more than 750 million CFA francs has been passed on the instruction of the Prime Minister in the Ministry of Finance, it is learned. This amount will be used to purchase materials and other consumables. These include “25 dialysis generators, a new water treatment room with a capacity of 25 generator sets, 25 dialysis chains; 25 dialysis tablets; Two people weighs and a sphygmomanometer“, enumerates Jean Claude Felix Kolo.

Beside that, out of concern for patient comfort, seven washing hands will be installed in each room and air conditioning redone rooms. Markets thereof have already been approved by the Ministry of Public Markets and deliveries are expected in September.

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