MSF teams are supporting the care for COVID-19 patients in regional hospitals in the northwest and southwest regions. We have installed pre-screening spots at the entrance of these facilities, supported the setting up of COVID-19-specific isolation and treatment wards for suspected and confirmed patients, and have trained medical and non-medical staff who will run the units. A dedicated ambulance from our fleet is responsible for all movements related to possible COVID-19 patients in the northwest region. The ambulance callcentre now has an updated questionnaire to identify suspected cases, and special procedures are in place regarding staff and vehicle disinfection.
In Yaounde we are supporting the health authorities in the Hospital General, where 20 beds have been set up to receive patients for treatment. We are implementing a safer patient circuit as well as infection prevention control measures. We are also preparing Djongolo facility by increasing the bed capacity from 54 to 134 beds, in addition to support with patient care. In Buea regional hospital a 20-bed isolation ward has been established and staff have been trained in COVID-specific procedures.