Dr Manaouda Malachie, Public Health Minister of Cameroon has urged health personnel in the Far North region of the country to put to good use, motorbikes given them to facilitate service delivery. Dr Manaouda made the charge as he handed 85 of the motorbikes today in at the regional delegation of Public Health in Maroua, the regional capital.
The motorbikes are part of a complete stock of 385, meant for distribution to improve health care delivery in the most interior parts of the country. They are also expected to facilitate vaccination coverage delivered through the Expanded Vaccination Program (EPI).
Dr Manaouda’s work in the Far North today follows an earlier ceremony still in Maroua, where he handed over 28 computers to the regional hospital to facilitate documentation and delivery of related services.
The minister, it should be recalled, admitted to lawmakers weeks ago at the National Assembly that healthcare delivery remains a huge obstacle in many parts of the country.
“We cannot provide immediate responses to all problems being face on the field… we focus on priorities and then continue across the national territory,” he had stated.
A 55,000-man shortage, he added, only makes the situation worse. With dry taps, faulty power supply and inaccessible roads, government’s planned universal health care plan remains very much a theory, with many eager to see its implementation.
Poise News Desk