Public Health Minster Promise Bonuses to Health Workers in the Northwest Region

Minister Manaouda Malachie on a working visit to the Northwest region to inaugurate the CT Scan at the Regional hospital Bamenda, appreciates afforts of doctors and nurses excercising their profession in the face of a dual crisis existing in the region.

Public Health Minister admits that he recognizes the efforts put in by medics in the era of the Covid 19 pandemic, saying they deserve bonuses to encourge them in the work they do.

"My coming to the Northwest region has first to to do with transmittinh the message of the Head of State to staff who've worked in difficult conditions, in a difficult environment but yet haven't given up. The Head of State congratulates them very warmly". Minister of Public Health.

During his working visit to the Northwest region, he was presented a few preoccupations from the Bamenda Regional hospital's director; personnel shortage, unstable energy - requesting for generator, the construction of a mordern emergency unit amongst others.

Director of Regional Hospital Bamenda

Dr Denis Nsame expressed gratitude on behalf of hospital's management and staff, the efforts of the Minister in upgrading hospitals in Cameroon to acceptable standards especially in the areas of Infrastructure, equipment, personel and finance.

Inaugurating the CT Scan at the Regional Hospital Bamenda

Minister Manaouda Malachie came to the Northwest to inaugurate the C.T Scan machine at the Regional Hospital Bamenda.

This was after the imaging Centre of the Bamenda Regional Hospital was presented to the Minister Manaouda Malachie by the Hospital Director.

Information revealed that the Imaging Centre went functional in November 2014 and was officially inaugurated on April 21st 2015 by the then Minister of Public Health H.E Andre Mama Fouda.

According to Dr. Denis Nsame, the machines at the imaging Centre had been working well until 2020/2021 when these equipments started experiencing numerous break downs.

In 2022, over 211 CT Scans has been done from Jan 16th to February 24th. The imaging center has 13 staff; 3 radiologists, 4 radiology technician, 1 sonographer, 1 nurse, 2 secretaries, 1 house keeper, 1 cashier.

"My second objective is to see the Regional technical team of our health care; after inaugurating the CT Scan, Haemodylisis centre and other Infrastructure. Thirdly I am the son of a Pastor and I came with Peace. I pray that this peace remains amongst the people of the Northwest region" Dr Manaouda Malachie, Public Health Minister.

Created in 1956, the Bamenda Regional hospital is the reference Hospital in the Northwest region; with a capacity of over 400 beds with a pool of 511 staff out of which 145 are state employed, 278 community employed and 88 partner staff.

By Ndefru Melanie

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