Cameroon: Bamenda Regional Hospital Provides Disability-Friendly Services to Patients.

Par Kiven B. NSODZEFE | Cameroon-Info.Net
Bamenda - 13-Apr-2019 - 11h48   2276                      
Newly inaugurated and accessible toilets at Bamenda Regional Hospital Whatsapp
Persons with disability(PWD) in Bamenda, have been embracing recent efforts made by the Bamenda regional hospital, as it strives to meet up with demands of inclusiveness.

The hospital on Thursday, inaugurated a VIP toilet, with inclusive attributed for persons with disability. In some public and private hospitals in Cameroon ,as well as education or financial institutions, the question of accessibility, isn’t considered as plans are conceived to construct these structures. PWDs have often complained that they are unable to reach out to classrooms, hospital units and more, due to stairs and other obstructions, a situation the Bamenda Regional Hospital wants to correct.

In a significant event, attended by the Government Delegate to the Bamenda city council, who doubles as chairman of the hospital's management committee, Mr Ndumu Vincent Nji, lauded the initiative and other works that have been carried out within the hospital since he became chair. He recognised the efforts of the Hospital’s Director, whom to him, has selflessly worked to give the hospital the standard it now has.

On his part, Dr. Kinge Thompson Njie, director to the Bamenda Regional Hospital pointed out that for the past 60 years, older buildings in the Hospital, didn’t adapt to the needs of persons with disabilities, while announcing that recent works in the hospital has created a friendly environment for PWDs. He said the toilets remain free and open to all, both patients and visitors

Some activists, opine that it is a positive step, taken by the hospital and should go and state that apart from providing a favourable entry of persons on wheelchairs, the toilet pot should be adapted and the sink not too high. They also propose that a side bar could be good, as well as a sign on the door which states how inclusive the toilet is.



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