This was the focus of an audience granted the Korean Ambassador to Cameroon by the Minister of Public Health yesterday in Yaounde. The final stitches that will pave the way for the construction of an ultra modern Medical Emergency Centre were placed yesterday in Yaounde during an audience granted the Korean Ambassador to Cameroon, Lee Ho-sung, by the Minister of Public Health, André Mama Fouda. For about an-hour, both personalities and their close collaborators discussed on the stakes at hand to kick-start the construction of a Medical Emergency Centre in which the government of Korea is ready to offer
some 3 million US Dollars for the construction and equipping of the centre. André Mama Fouda expressed worries over the enormous sum needed for the project whose initial cost is over F CFA 4 billion. The Minister sought to know if the project could be segmented into different phases or if it could be a joint project carried out by the Korea and Cameroon governments or if it is possible to have a loan from the Korean government to execute the Medical Emergency Centre project. Experts from both parties are expected to meet and discuss how the Medical Emergency Centre project will unfold. The Korean diplomat said he was at the Ministry of Public Health to inform the Minister on the current development of projects Korea is helping to contribute in Cameroon, particularly the construction of the Emergency Centre at the Yaounde Centre Hospital. The Ambassador noted that their interest is to help in improving the medical care given to patients in Cameroon, especially as Cameroon does not have a Medical Emergency Centre. When the centre will be completed, Lee Ho-sung said, Korean doctors will be sent on voluntary basis to assist Cameroonian medical personnel who will be working at the centre.