After kidney patients in Bamenda, Cameroon’s North West region protested against the dysfunctioning of machines that could not permit pursue their treatment, dialysis machines have finally arrived the Regional Hospital Haemodialysis Centre.
On Monday January 4, Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr Malachie Manaouda promised the centre will be receiving the machines Tuesday following the announcement of a temporal closure by the Director of the Bamenda Regional Hospital, Dr Denis Nsame over acute breakdown of machines.
The Director had told patients to go to other General and Regional hospitals in the country pending a lasting solution to the problem of machines at the Bamenda centre. The same day, the North West Regional Delegate of Public Health, Dr Kingsley Che Soh on the contrary issued another release, indicating that the centre has not been closed.
The delegate explained further in the press release that the haemodialysis machines which have been serving patients for more than eight years are progressively being replaced by the Minister of Public Health.
This was backed by Public Health Minister in a tweet, announcing that the centre will receive eight new machines the next morning and tests will be carried out at once.
The supply of the machines has come to relief the patients with kidney failures, the pain and suffering that they have been enduring.