March 2020 Cabinet Meeting: Tracking of Suspected COVID-19 Patients Discussed

Members of government have evaluated measures to check the spread of the COVID-19 in Cameroon.

They reviewed the level of implementation of the 13 measures taken by government during the cabinet meeting of the month of March 2020 presided over by Prime Minister – Head of Government, Chief Dr Joseph Dion Ngute.

COVID-19 Evaluation

During the session, the Minister of Public Health, Madaouda Malachi presented a report on the compliance of the population with the safety measures.

He noted emphatically that one of the essential ways of curbing the spread of the corona virus in the country is through the tracking suspected cases within communities.

He added that with the arrival of new equipments and test kits, the medical corps will intensify screening in Douala, Yaounde and Bafoussam.

The Minister said a total of 84 cases have so far been confirmed and 80 are responding positively to treatment.

Meeting up with Vision 2035

The cabinet meeting also discussed Cameroon – China cooperation.

The Minister of Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey present an investment program of 3300 billion CFAF that was invested in some strategic areas inline with the 2035 emergence vision.

He however noted that some of the projects have gone beyond the time frame for their execution while others have been carried out with budget beyond what was initially allocated at the start indicating some weaknesses in the implementation.

In the bid to redress the situation, the Prime Minister instructed that all new operations be suspended and emphasis be laid on those on course.

The maturation and programming process also needs to be revised and be better prepared when putting all the projects in Cameroon’s project bank.

The need for capacity building monitoring, follow up and adjustments for decisions that could be taken during execution were also highlighted.

All cabinet ministers who took part in the meeting went through screening before entering the auditorium of the Prime Minister’s office.

They also sat about a meter apart in respect of the social distancing and the usual handshaking were avoided.

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