MTN Foundation Cameroon has handed over a significant amount of medication to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSANTE) to assist in the care of victims of the Eseka train accident. A ceremony to this effect took place at the Headquarters of the Emergency Operations Centre of the Ministry of Public Health in Yaounde.
This medication is destined for use by the emergency aid workers of MINSANTE, deployed to assist those injured during the tragic train derailment that occurred on 21 October 2016 at Eseka. At least 70 people lost their lives, while up to 600 injured people were in urgent need of medical aid. MTN said that as Cameroon’s leading telecommunications operator, supporting State institutions and assisting communities through its Foundation, was a normal reaction borne of our values as an African company.
“There are over 500 people who need urgent medical attention. In face of such a situation, it is natural for us to show our solidarity, reason for our modest contribution which we hope will reinforce the capacity of the teams catering for the injured, and assist victims of this accident,” explained Melvin AKAM, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation.
The MTN Foundation informs that in addition to the medication, it might provide additional support based on the evolution of the situation.