Holiday Camp : Sixteen accident victims in hospital for medical checkup

Medical staff of the Yaoundé Central Hospital are busy this Monday, July 19 running test and follow-up of victims of the 2021 holiday camp who were involved in a road accident on Saturday and the Yaounde -Ayos road.

The accident occurred while the youngsters were on their way back to their regions after taking part in the Holiday Camp.

The Holiday Camp is a yearly event that is organized by the Ministry of Tourism, every summer holiday to encourage the culture of tourism amongst young people.

Youths from the country’s 10 regions usually travel to a select location for discovery and exchanges under the supervision of experts.
This year’s Holiday Camp took place in Melong, Moungo Division of the Littoral Region.

A total of 19 persons,  including two supervisors were heading to the Adamawa, East and North and Far North regions when the unfortunate accident happened.

Following the accident, two participants, including a supervisor lost their lives in the accident, four others were injured are receiving medical care in the health facility.

Twelve participants who thankfully survived the accident, without injuries were lodged at the St. Jean XXlll Spiritual Centre at Mvolye, a neighborhood in Cameroon’s Capital, Yaoundé.

The accident occurred in the wee hours of Sunday July 18, 2021 at Nkolessong, on the Yaoundé -Ayos stretch.

Shortly after the incident, the Minister of State, Minister of Tourism , Maigari Bello Bouba visited the accident victims in the Yaounde Central Hospital. He was accompanied by the Minister of Transport, Jean Ernest Messina Ngalle Bibehe and Dr. Manaouda Malachie, the country’s Public Health Minister.

Mimister Maigari Bello Bouba says after the medical check-up, the accident victims will receive psychological follow-up before traveling to their various homes.

Kathy Neba Sina

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