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Cameroon receives China-donated medical equipment to fight COVID-19

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-03-16 10:00

Hassan Ben Bachir (R, Front), head of the cooperation division of Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health, and Guo Jianjun (L, Front), the economic and commercial counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Cameroon, pose for a photo during a handover ceremony of China-donated medical equipment in Yaounde, Cameroon, on March 15, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

YAOUNDE - The Yaounde Central Hospital, one of the largest designated hospitals for COVID-19 treatment in Cameroon, received a batch of medical equipment donated by China to fight against the novel coronavirus.

The equipment includes ventilators, oxygenerators, electrocardiographs, among others.

"This donation comes at the right time. We are all together in the fight against COVID-19, a difficult fight for the health personnel. (...) We can only thank the Chinese government," said Hassan Ben Bachir, head of the cooperation division of the Ministry of Public Health, who represented the Cameroonian authority to receive the Chinese donation.

This donation is offered as part of the cooperation mechanism between Chinese and African hospitals, an initiative proposed by China to help Africa in the field of health. A partnership has been forged between the Yaounde Central Hospital and the First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University in China.

China-donated medical equipment is seen during a handover ceremony in Yaounde, Cameroon, on March 15, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

"This is the start of a collaboration which will be growing", said Pierre Joseph Fouda, director of the Yaounde Central Hospital, "it is a great emotion and a feeling of joy to receive this donation.We will use it wisely."

Medical workers stand beside China-donated medical equipment in Yaounde, Cameroon, on March 15, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
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