COVID-19 : WHO offers 183 oxygen concentrators and 200 mortuary covers

The World Health Organization has offered 183 oxygen concentrators and 200 mortuary covers to Cameroon’s Public Health Ministry.

The medical supplies were handed to the Public Health Minister, Dr. Manaouda Malachie on June 29, by WHO Resident Representative , Dr. Phanuel Habimana .

All 183 oxygen Concentrators and 200 mortuary covers are estimated to  cost  78,903,996 FCFA, acquired through the European Union’s humanitarian program , ECHO.

The donation of the medical  supplies is a joint WHO-EU initiative. Officials of both organizations are here  represented.

The donors say the health devices will improve medical care to patients and facilitate the transportation of persons killed by the deadly disease. Cameroon currently counts over 12, 000 confirmed cases and 313 deaths.

This donation comes barely a week after WHO offered 6000 swabs to the National Drug Control and Valuation Laboratory, LANACOME.

Dr. Phanuel Habimana says his organization will transport the devices to the various regions, on the instruction of authorities in charge of the public health  response to the pandemic.

The ‘Canta’ Branded Oxygen Concentrators

The oxygen concentrators, branded Canta V8-WN-NS , will supply oxygen  24 hours daily, for at least 5 years.

Before handing over the gift,  a practical session on how to use these  concentrators held  at the treatment centre in the former Orca building in Mvog-Mbi, Yaounde.

Hence forth , an more COVID-19 patients suffering from respiratory difficulties will receive proper health care , thanks the oxygen concentrators.

 

Kathy Neba Sina

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