Kidney patients receiving haemodialysis treatment at the Yaounde University Teaching Hospital are praying for their lives following the continuous breakdown of haemodialysis machines at the centre.
The situation has become so preoccupying following the death of 4 patients in the past two weeks. Cameroon Concord's source, a patient who opted for anonymity confirms their death saying the breakdown of the machines has made treatment difficult for the over 100 patients who visit the centre,since they can't be treated properly. Most of them are scared for their lives.
This follows a situation in November when patients of the Yaounde General Hospital staged a demonstration to demand for better treatment. Machines at the hospital had broken down causing many to travel to Ebolowa twice a week for treatment. The protest pulled out the Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda who promised a quick fix of the machines.
A team of technicians from Morocco were at the centre for repairs, but not so much has changed as patients continue to carry dialysis treatment amidst repeated breakdowns.There are over 2000 haemodialysis patients in the country exposed to this disturbing situation .