Thursday, January 23, 2020

Yaoundé central hospital stands out

The central hospital in Yaoundé is one of the busiest. According to Professor Joseph Pierre Fouda, there is consistency in the increase in attendance. This would have increased from 131,125 patients in 2018 to 191,216 in 2019 with an emergency room reception of 20,359 patients in 2019, i.e. 56 cases per day, compared to 18,000 in 2018, an increase of 2,359 cases.

And the director to continue with the death rate. He explains: “At the same time, the mortality rate, which had regularly decreased from 11.6% in 2015 to 5.5% in 2018, rose to 6.5% in 2019. This increase is explained by the fact that the central hospital of Yaoundé is the reference for desperate cases, sometimes coming from other structures ”. 

By control the hospitalization rate of the structure seems to drop. “We hospitalized 20,746 patients in 2019 compared to 21,718 in 2018. This decrease is due to the reduction in our reception capacity which went from 492 beds in 2018 to 424 in 2019, the cause being the repair work undertaken at Pavillon Pasteur and Pavillon Leriche ”, confides the head of the hospital before talking about the main maternity hospital in which 3,949 deliveries were carried out in 2019 for 52 deaths, 50 of which were from 354 referred women from other structures arriving in a critical situation, although having benefited from total care, having no money.

In addition to this, he returned to the role of the health structure in the management of obstetric fistulas in Cameroon. He confides: “Our hospital is the national reference center for obstetric fistulas in Cameroon, both in care and in training. This is how our expertise has enabled approximately 800 of these women to regain their dignity. Our advantage in taking care of vital emergencies is the existence of the available drug kits and the operation of the hospital 24/24, with nurses, technicians and doctors taking effective care and present 24/24 ”.