(Business in Cameroon) - The ward "Samuel Eto’o Fils" of the Laquintinie Hospital of Douala has been officially handed over on 08 May 2017 during a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Public Health, André Mama Fouda, and the donor Samuel Eto’o Fils.
This ward which has 48 beds is dedicated to emergencies and resuscitation of children. It will allow the quality of healthcare in pediatrics to be to be strengthened. Made up of hospital beds, a crash room, phototherapy unit, dietetic service, a meeting room, doctors' offices and several consultation blocks, the building in blue and white, colours of Laquintinie Hospital, is located between the high-class ward and the commissary.
For the donor, this gesture is his modest contribution to the development of his country. "This ward is for you, it is for the citizens that you are, it is the achievement of a dream for a united world. Bringing a smile to children is the most marvellous thing. Furthermore, the ward will contribute in an efficient way to reducing the rate of child mortality in Cameroon", indicated the international football player, Samuel Eto’o.
André Mama Fouda, in turn indicated that the gesture of Samuel Eto’o is an appeal to the active solidarity of others. "It is not the first time that this son of the country makes a gesture in the health sector. In the past he offered an ambulance with all the appropriate equipment. I take the opportunity again of this occasion, to promote public-private partnerships. Equally I launch an appeal to hospital personnel. I ask them to maintain this ward in order, to put their accent on the welcome and to take care of their young patients", urged the member of government. Let us remember that the ward Samuel Eto’o Fils which gives a pediatric response to child deaths cost the tidy some of FCfa 700 million.