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PMUC Provides Drugs, Free Consultation To Komo-Mvokani Population 

By Nformi Sonde Kinsai

Komo-Mvokani people benefitting from free medical consultationPari Mutuel Urbain Camerounais, PMUC, the citizen friendly company, has refurbished the Komo-Mvokani integrated health centre and provided a huge quantity of basic drugs.

PMUC also shouldered the cost of free consultation and treatment of the sick in that village.

The event took place at the Komo-Mvokani integrated health centre in Obala, Lekie Division of the Centre Region on August 13, with Obala DO, Herman Bertrand Assiga Ebena, and PMUC General Manager, Paul Louis Tasso, in attendance.

Addressing the gathering of administrators, political leaders, elites and traditional authorities, Tasso said PMUC’s gesture stood at FCFA 5.6 million.

He said the renovation of the health centre cost FCFA 4 million, basic drugs; FCFA 1 million and the free medical consultation and treatment cost FCFA 600,000.

Tasso said PMUC’s assistance came on the heels of similar gestures to the referral hospitals of Ebolowa, Bamenda, Douala, Maroua, Garoua, Kousseri and more recently, Bafoussam.

He said assisting Komo-Mvokani population was PMUC’s response to a request that was submitted by the student association of health personnel of Lekie Division, Obala Council and the health centre.

The move is within their health campaign dubbed: “Evodoula 2016,” aimed at sensitising, consulting and treating the rural population of Lekie Division of diverse illnesses.

“Access of the needy population to health services is unavoidable if our country wants to be on the path of sustainable growth that would lead us to emergence by 2035, as nothing is possible without health. Our action is, therefore, in line with that of the government geared at improving the health conditions of all.

Our assistance will not end in Komo-Mvokani as we are certainly going to continue in other localities,” the PMUC General Manager stated.
Earlier, Prof. Faustin Mvogo, a municipal councillor of the area, expressed the appreciation of the population to PMUC.

He described the company as a citizen-oriented institution that listens to the plight of the people.
Prof. Mvogo said with the health centre furnished, the people especially women will no longer travel long distances to give birth to children.

He pledged that the materials provided will be put to good use and hailed the Advocate General at the Supreme Court, Luc Ndjodo, for initiating the free consultation and treatment health campaign.

The DO of Obala hailed PMUC on behalf of the administration for the assistance given to the Komo-Mvokani integrated health centre including the funding of the free consultation and treatment campaign which was in its fourth edition.

He told the elite that they must always assist the poverty-stricken population, for the central administration cannot provide everything. He called on PMUC to multiply their humanitarian actions in his (Assiga’s) area of jurisdiction.

According to Luc Ndjodo, the population of the Komo-Mvokani village is poor and cannot move to Obala or Yaounde for medical attention. He said if the health centre cannot provide the required health needs, the people are likely to stay ill, and thanked PMUC for promptly helping the population.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Obala, Simon Pierre Ediba, said over 250 people registered for the free consultation and treatment campaign, an indication that the population of Komo-Mvokani has serious health problems.
He thanked PMUC for the donation as well as the initiator of the campaign, Luc Ndjodo.

The head of the Komo-Mvokani integrated health centre, Estelle Keumogne, a State Registered Nurse, told The Post that the health facility was created in 2008 and is today manned by three workers – herself, an assistant nurse and a laboratory technician.

She appreciated the donation by PMUC, noting that women can now give birth with ease in the centre.
Keumogne said the commonest illness in the area is malaria with cases of diarrhoea as well as accidents also recorded.

She said the most acute problem they are facing is lack of water and recurrent attacks by thieves.

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