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It is with deep emotion and great consternation that we learned the sad events of recent days involving some Cameroonian hospitals, especially with the quality of their reception and care for people admitted to the emergency units. After the case of Ms Ngo Kana, a young doctor who died while giving birth, the current case of Ms. Monique Koumate has once again plunged all souls with a bit of humanism into fear and worry.
While extending condolences to the concerned families and the entire national community, the Fomunyoh Foundation condemns in the strongest terms all the irresponsible behavior and manipulation of any kind that affect the lives and dignity of human beings . It invites the Cameroonian government to establish responsibilities and to draw all the consequences, so that such events should never happen again in our national triangle.
The Fomunyoh Foundation draws the attention of medical personnel of all hospitals, public or private, on their homework to save lives, regardless of the social status of people or any other consideration. While recognizing the difficult conditions under which they work, the sanctity of life must always take precedence over demotivation and any form of pursued of financial gains.
Moreover, these recent events challenge at the highest level the President of the Republic and his government, that the Cameroonian health system be reformed and improved to be at the service of the people. It is also urgent to establish a universal health care coverage that will ensure universal access to prompt and quality care to all Cameroonians.
The Fomunyoh Foundation remains strongly mobilized and attentive to closely monitor the situation in our hospital units , in accordance with its humanitarian work and the protection of human rights, to provide a better life for the most vulnerable people of our country.
Done in Bamenda, 14 March 2016
The Fomunyoh Foundation
Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh