The fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon has been boosted with the construction of an isolation centre for the care of infected persons.
The centre located inside the Laquintinie hospital was inaugurated Thursday July 16 by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Health in charge of epidemics and pandemics, Alim Hayatou.
It has a capacity of twenty-one beds and four other beds conceived for intensive care.
“This centre responds to international standards as far as treating Coronavirus patients is concerned…disclosed Gerard Muluem, engineer at the company in charge of construction works.
The setting up of this centre goes in line with the Head of State’s instruction to enrich all ten regions with specialized health infrastructures for the treatment of Coronavirus patients.
This Friday July 15, the Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda will proceed with the inauguration of a similar centre in Ebolowa, in the South region.
As at this Friday, reports from the Ministry of Public Health have it that Cameroon has recorded sixteen thousand, one hundred and fifty-seven cases of Coronavirus, out of thirteen thousand, seven hundred and twenty-eight have been successfully treated and three hundred and seventy-three died.