By Jonas Ashu – Wednesday March 13, 2019.
Professor André Omgbwa Eballe, Director of the Biyem-Assi District Hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital has in a March 12, 2019 communique announced the existence of an unidentified patient in his facility.
The unidentified male patient was taken to the hospital on Sunday March 10, 2019 by a certain Zonfack Totsie who works at the Ministry of Defense, the communique adds.
The said Good Samaritan who lives in the Eloumdem neighbourhood in Yaounde is reachable through the number 693753615, National Telegraph has gathered from the document.
The Director of the Biyem-Assi District Hospital writes that the unidentified patient is in a critical condition, reason why the widest publicity should be given to his communique with the hope that relatives of the concern may come for him.
The statement however didn’t give details of the victim’s identity. Pundits say it would have been easier for purposes of identification for the victims names and place of birth to have been included.
Our source has however hinted that it’s important for anyone searching for a loved one to pass by the Hospital, adding that the victim most have been in an extremely bad shape that must have prevented proper collection of data at the time of making the announcement.
Cases of persons, as well as corpses being abandoned in hospitals by soldiers is also rife in Cameroon’s restive North West and South West regions. Last month, Professor George Enow Orock, Director of the Buea Regional Hospital Annex announced that several unidentified patients and corpses had been brought into his facility by security forces.
“We have about 15 corpses abandoned at present at the Regional Hospital in Buea Mortuary,” he said last month, revealing that, “Most of these corpses are brought by the forces of law and order or by sympathisers who picked corpses by the roadside,” Enow Orock had said.
With crisis and insecurity rocking Cameroon in the North West, South West, East, Far North, North and Adamaoua regions, the influx of Internally Displaced Persons into relatively safer cities like Yaounde and Douala have soared, so too have the incidence of unidentified patients and corpses hiked.