New vaccination and annexe units have gone operational at the Centre Pasteur in Yaounde after the completion of construction works.
The units were inaugurated on Thursday, December 18 by the Minister of Public Health Dr Malachie Manaouda who said the structure will help accelerate the provision of quality health care and services to patients and users.
Presenting the new units to the public, the Director of the Centre Pasteur, Professor Elisabeth Carniel said it has always been the goal of teams at the Centre to improve the health care system from the arrival of patients till their final stop.
These new units and spaces now make it possible to ensure fast, quality service in a comfortable and pleasant environment,” she said.
As demonstration for the improvement of services, she said it now takes a maximum of 30 minutes to receive and consult a patient, as opposed to two hours in the past. This, she said has a positive impact on the entire chain of services.
The inauguration ceremony was also an opportunity for the health facility to present to the public, the ISO 15189 accreditation for medical analyzes obtained in 2019.
This international recognition acquired thanks to the serology and virology activities of the Centre Pasteur also indicates that in Cameroon, it is possible to perform quality analyses which can also be carried out in any laboratory in developed country, with the same results.
According to the Minister of Public Health, this is a significant progress in the health sector because it denotes the quality of work done in Cameroon.
The Director of the health facility on her part said they are already projecting other innovations.
Thus, in addition to the computerised platform that will allow patients and hospitals to register and pay for their analyses online, the Center Pasteur in Cameroon plans to set up an application that will send a message to patients to inform them of the availability of their results.
To all these innovations, the Minister of Public Health expressed gratitude to all this dynamic team, for the permanent research work provided in order to improve patient care through the humanization of health services.