Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie has said an investigation has been opened against some families who brutalized two medical doctors in Yaoundé.
The first of the victims, Dr. Towa, a young female physician stationed at the Covid-19 center at the Yaoundé Sports Complex was manhandled on September 21, 2021 by a woman and her children, leaving her unconscious and incapacitated.
The second medical personnel is Professor Pierre Joseph Fouda, of the Yaounde Central Hospital. He was ambushed within the confines of the hospital by family members of a patient who had died in the hospital. They accused the doctor of being responsible for the boy’s death.
On September 25, 2021, a collective of doctors in Yaoundé published a communique, condemning the acts perpetrated on their colleagues, and demanded immediate action against the aggressors.
Following the incident, the Minister of Health tweeted that a legal proceeding has been opened against the perpetrators of the violent acts against the doctors.