By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Cameroon and Valerenga forward Nchout Njoya Ajara has taken to social media to console families and friends of Dr Tchouamo Michel who passed on Friday April 3, in Douala.
The 57-year-old otorhinolaryngologist died at the Liquintini hospital in Douala after being subjected to the difficulties presented by the deadly CoronaVirus pandemic.
News of his death spread on social media on that “black Friday” before Cameroon’s minister of public health Dr Manaouda Malachie confirmed in his presser later in the day that Dr Tchouamo who contracted Covid-19 from a patient he attended to had indeed died of the Virus and the country registered a record 203 new cases.
His demise put the entire medical core in a difficult situation as they mourned the first colleague killed by the world’s newest enemy.
Just like in other events Ajara isn’t indifferent about this huge loss.
The Oslo-based forward has taken to Instagram to send words of encouragement to the bereaved family and remind Cameroonians of their responsibility in the face of the dreaded Covid-19.
“It makes more victims. Dr Michel Tchouamo has been killed by Covid-19.
We are great pains. We needed his expertise to fight this disease. My condolences to his family and the entire medical core of doctors and nurses.
“May the Lord welcome his soul and give us more strength for this fight.
“Let’s not forget the barrier gestures;wash your hands with soap or a hydro alcoholic solution. Respect physical distancing, cough in the crook of the elbow, and contact the number dedicated to Covid-19 in our country in the case of early symptoms.”:Ajara stated
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COVID19 NOUS PREND UN GUERRIER Il fait de plus en plus de victimes, et prend de plus en les meilleurs. Docteur TCHOUAMO MICHEL s'en va frappé par le COVID19. Nous avons très mal, car, on avait besoin de son expertise pour lutter contre cette maladie. Toutes mes condoléances à sa famille et à la corporation des médecins et infirmiers. Que le seigneur accueil son âme et nous donne encore plus de forces pour continuer ce combat. N'oublions pas les gestes barrières: Se laver les mains avec du savon ou une solution hydroalcoolique, garder un mètre de distance entre nous et notre interlocuteur, tousser dans le creux du coude, et contacter le numéro dédié au COVID19 dans votre pays en cas des premiers symptômes. ———————————————- COVID19 TAKES US A WARRIOR He makes more and more victims, and takes more and more the best. Doctor TCHOUAMO MICHEL is going to be hit by COVID19. We are in great pain because we needed his expertise to fight this disease. My condolences to his family and to the corporation of doctors and nurses. May the Lord welcome his soul and give us even more strength to continue this fight. Let's not forget the barrier gestures: Wash your hands with soap or a hydroalcoholic solution, keep a meter away between us and our contact, cough in the crook of the elbow, and contact the number dedicated to COVID19 in your country in case early symptoms. #AJ3 #WeLoveAfrica #WeLoveCameroon
Despite being abroad for close to a decade now, Ajara has always been close and vocal on events back home.
The former AS Police striker has again verbally issued her support to the public health sector in Cameroon as the country battles to limit the damages brought on Cameroonians by the deadly CoronaVirus pandemic.
Exactly a month after the Central African nation reported it’s first case of Covid-19 infection, there has been 650 cases of persons with the virus, nine of which have died. Dr Michel Tchouamo from the West Region of the country [Ajara’s region of origin] is one of the mortality case.
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