Yaounde, 25 June, 2020 / 9:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is sending an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) to Cameroon in response to the Central African nation’s appeal for international assistance in controlling the “the rapid spread of COVID-19.”
“The team will be assisting and providing training for medical staff of three hospitals in the city as they respond to COVID-19,” MI’s International’s Emergency Response Coordinator, Oliver Hochendez has been quoted as saying.
The MI official has added in the June 23 report, “Our goal is to ensure that healthcare workers treating patients do not become infected themselves and that medical facilities remain free of infection.”
The health practitioners being commissioned to Cameroon comprise a six-strong team of doctors, anesthesiologists and experts from the fields of water, sanitation, hygiene and logistics.
They were scheduled to leave for the country’s capital, Yaounde on Thursday, June 25.