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 .
Watch here the real video of the indomitable Lions parading the streets of Bamenda, contrary to what CRTV/FECAFOOT showed and preached. A big sham coupled with disgrace.
Mark Bareta, interim leader of the Anglophone Consortium in Cameroon reports that the Consortium has been reliably informed and confirmed that the DO of Tiko in the South West region of Cameroon, ordered the mass arrest of Southern Cameroonian minors yesterday at a local Market in the city. The consortium reports that the DO with police officers stormed the Tiko market, arrested and chained all minors who were at the market selling and helping their parents.
The consortium vehemently denounces such provocative actions from the Cameroonian administrators and calls for the immediate release of these minors. Actions as this only push the good people of Southern Cameroons to the wall. We are told parents in Tiko are already mobilizing. While we call for calm, we expect all these minors to be released before things take another turn.
The opening of the 2017 Judicial year was chaired by the president of the Supreme Court, Daniel Mekobe sone yesterday, 22. February 2017 in Yaounde.The theme was on jungle justice.
He regretted that Cameroonians are losing confidence in the law and prefer to carry out jungle justice instead of seeking redress in courts The president of the Supreme Court during the opening of the 2017 judicial year has denounced violence and strike actions in the anglophone regions of Cameroon, as well as the fact that children in the North West and South West regions are scared of going to school.
He observed that cases are poorly judged and lawyers don't take the interest of clients to heart.He warned that those taking the laws into their hands will be dealt with He lauded government efforts to solve the anglophone lawyers worries with the translation of the Ohada uniform acts to English and called on the head of state to take appropriate measures to end the crisis rocking the judiciary sector.
The judicial year opened with the noticeable absence of the 4th attorney general, justice Ayah Paul Abine who is currently under detntion in Yaounde.The supreme court president,Mekobe Sone evaded the issue in his address.The event comes admits social tensions in the anglophone regions, that has grounded courts in the area, leaving litigants in a state of confusion.
Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.
Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has been staging deadly attacks since 2009 in pursuit of a caliphate in northern Nigeria.
In a statement to AFP, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it was "very concerned" after 517 Nigerians were expelled, including 313 who had requested asylum.
The agency said it planned to sign an accord with Cameroon and Nigeria on March 2 for the voluntary return of 85 000 Nigerian refugees.
But it also said it was continuing to urge the Cameroon government to offer asylum and respect international conventions against forced repatriation of asylum seekers.
As of February 17, more than 61 000 Nigerian refugees were at the Minawao camp in northeast Cameroon, but there are many others outside the site.
The humanitarian crisis has strained Cameroon's government and aid agencies, and Boko Haram attacks have also driven people from Cameroon villages along the border.
On Wednesday, the Red Cross distributed food to 2 500 displaced households at a camp in Kolofata, Cameroon.
Information coming in from Bamenda indicates today's ghost towns in Bamenda is the best. Information says Bamenda has never experienced this type of Ghost towns. Everywhere is dead such that you can shout in Santa and someone will hear you in Kumbo. This is the force of the people. As the lions come into the town with their cup, reports say they have been met only a few guys the government had arranged with a few bikers from neigbouring French speaking city, Mbouda in the West region. Our people are standing tall.