Chinese medical team provides free healthcare in rural Cameroon-Xinhua

A doctor takes a patient’s temperature in Ngat-Bane, Cameroon, on August 20, 2022. A Chinese medical team in Cameroon provided free medical services to the people of Ngat-Bane village in the central region of the capital on Saturday. Located in Yaounde. (Photo by Capsu/Xinhua)

YAUDNE, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — A Chinese medical team in Cameroon provided free medical services to the people of Ngat-Bane, a village in the Central Region near the capital, on Saturday.

More than 100 villagers gathered at the Ngat-Bane Health Center early in the morning to welcome 12 doctors from various departments, including ultrasound, stomatology, and acupuncture, from the Chinese medical team in Embalmayo town, about 40 kilometers away. On the outskirts of Yaounde.

Among them was 63-year-old Richard Mekoga from a neighboring village. Mekoga said he was suffering from back pain, eye and nerve problems.

“This is my first time participating in a (Chinese) health mission. I was very satisfied with how we were received,” Mekoga said, adding that he is confident that the medicine given by the Chinese medical team will save him.

Ngat-Bane, like many other Cameroonian villages, has abundant wildlife and scattered thatched huts, but zero hospitals. Villagers often suffer from health problems such as rheumatism, typhoid and malaria, but many of them cannot afford medical services in Mbalmayo.

“This (free Chinese consultation and treatment) gives us relief, we don’t have enough resources and can’t even go to Mbalmayo (for treatment),” said Joseph Mbede Onambe, 70, who suffers from inflammation. He goes on foot and sometimes to Mbalmayo to receive medical treatment from the Chinese health workers who work there.

Mbalmayo Mayor Dieudon Jang Mba Obele estimated that 70 percent of those seeking counseling and free treatment were women and children.

“I believe that this is an example of cooperation (between Cameroon and China). They (Chinese health workers) are not only for the district hospital of Mbalmayo but the poorest population who cannot go to the hospital of Mbalmayo, sometimes due to lack of means. , lack of infrastructure,” Obe said. .

As part of the campaign, the Chinese medical team donated medical supplies.

Members of a Chinese medical team present a batch of medicine offered to Mbalmayo mayor Dieudonne Zhang Mba Obele (2nd R) at the health center in Ngat-Ban, Aug. 20, 2022, in Ngat-Ban, Cameroon. Chinese medicine team. Free medical services were provided to the people of Ngat-Bane, a village in the Central Region where the capital, Yaounde, is located in Cameroon on Saturday. (Photo by Capsu/Xinhua)

A pharmacist dispenses free medicine to a patient after a consultation in Ngat-Bane, Cameroon, 20, 2022. A Chinese medical team in Cameroon provided free medical services to the people of Ngat-Bane village in the Central Region on Saturday. Where the capital, Yaounde is located. (Photo by Capsu/Xinhua)

A man checks the medicine he just received for free after a consultation in Ngat-Bane, Cameroon, 20, 2022. A Chinese medical team in Cameroon provided free medical services to the people of the central village of Ngat-Bane on Saturday. The region where the capital, Yaounde, is located. (Photo by Capsu/Xinhua)

Pharmacists dispense free medicines to patients after consultation in Cameroon, August 20, 2022. A Chinese medical team in Cameroon provided free medical services to the people of Ngat-Bane village in the Central Region on Saturday. The capital is located in Yaounde. (Photo by Capsu/Xinhua)

A Chinese doctor gives acupuncture treatment to a patient in Ngat-Bane, Cameroon, on August 20, 2022. A Chinese medical team in Cameroon provided free medical services to the people of Ngat-Bane village in the Central Region on Saturday. The capital is located in Yaounde. (Photo by Capsu/Xinhua)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.