COVID-19: Alim Hayatou inspects facilities as Bamenda records new cases

Alim Hayatou at Azam Hotel

The secretary of state in the Ministry of Public Health in charge of Epidemics and Pandemics, Alim Hayatou on Friday May 15th, paid a one day working visit to Bamenda

He inspected facilities hosting patients in isolation and others being earmarked to host asytomatic persons in the days ahead.

He inspected the low cost houses at New road in Bangshe which has a capacity to host patients cheaper than the hotels used for quarantine.

North West Regional Delegate of Public Health, Dr Kingsley Che Soh presented to the secretary of state what the Region has been doing to fight the global pandemic. He revealed that the death rate in the Region stands at about 20%. Six positive cases had died with non reaching the hospital. The Region equally has 35 confirmed cases as at Friday

At the Laboratory, it was revealed that more than 900 samples from the North West and West Regions had been tested with results available 24 hours after speciments are collected

North West Governor Adolphe Lele L'Afrique said the wearing of  facemasks has dropped in the Region. He pins this on the relaxation of measures earlier taken by the Government on March 17th. This to some persons means the virus is out of the Region. Instead positive cases are recorded each week

Alim Hayatou chairs working session

The novel coronavirus was brought into the North West from the Littoral Region and as at Friday, the virus is being spread by the community in the Region. The challenge has been family members who do not want to take patients to  the hospital when early symptoms are detected

Social distancing and travel only when necessary were measures adopted by the state but this has not deterred people from either entering or leaving the Region. Close to 20,000 persons enter and leave the Region each day. The Regional Delegation of public health has set up a unit to test all and Sundry at Matazem in Santa
Health family hands gift to Alim Hayatou

Two Divisions in the North West, Mezam and Momo have had positive cases of the coronavirus.

Hand sanitizers produced at the North West Regional fund for health promotion

Alim Hayatou used the working visit that took him to the response centre at the Regional Delegation of public health, the Laboratory, the mortuary, the North West Regional fund for health promotion where hand sanitizers are produced and the isolation centre to encourage the health family to be forever stronger in the face of this global pandemic


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