Garoua (National Times)-Some four nurses at the Garoua Regional hospital in Cameroon’s North Region have been remanded in custody pending trial over the dead of a four-month-old baby despite already serving a 3month suspension imposed by the country’s public minister.
On May 10th, the detained nurses assigned a student-nurse to administer injection on the baby reportedly suffering from diarrhea. The student-nurse is said to have administered the wrong injection on the baby. The baby died moments later sparking outrage.
A state prosecutor ordered the incarceration of the nurses in preventive custody after an investigation of judicial police officers. The French Language Tri-weekly L’Oiel Du Sahel newspaper focused issues in the Northern Regions of the country reported in its Friday edition that, the first hearing of the matter took place earlier today.
Public Health Minister Manaouda Malachie has been rigorous on health personnel since his appointment into government on March 2nd this year. He had imposed a similar three months suspension on nurses at the Deido District Hospital in Douala-Littoral Region after a student stabbed on campus died moments later. Pictures of the deceased later went viral on the social media sparking outrage.