Message to the Cameroonian medical community
Dear brothers and sisters
Our colleague Dr. Jerry Etabong Esua through the last few days an important court test, following a charge of manslaughter and negligence in Kumba.
Let’s remember the facts:
A very premature baby was born in his health facility and unfortunately died after 4 days of care.Following this unfortunate death, after being physically assaulted by the father, Jerry was arrested by the police force he had called to ugly. He was detained for nearly two days by police in Kumba. The police also confiscated the medical file. The accusing family is claiming 100 million F CFA in damages. Jerry had until Monday, April 18 to prepare his defense before the start of the trial.
We invite you all as well as you are, doctors of all kinds to affirm all our solidarity for Jerry in this fight which he carries out on our behalf to all because, given the facts of concordant sources, the stake of this trial henceforth is that of the SAFETY of the doctors at work, the seriousness and sincerity of the caregivers who continue to do everything to save lives, and the working conditions of the doctors in Cameroon.
We have saved lives, we will continue to do everything to save lives as Jerry has tried for this great premature baby.
A national and international movement of visual and financial solidarity is launched with a logo “I STAND WITH Dr. JERRY” to support our colleague in this event.
Participate there, share this logo around you. The good faith and the honor of the doctors depend on it. Let triumph the truth.
Participate massively because we are at a turning point in the history of medical liability in Cameroon where what is played is greater than a simple trial. Either the story will retain from us a magnificent solidarity movement credited once again to the good faith and honor of the doctors in Cameroon, this trial will pave the way for a series of abuses and wacky lawsuits against the medical staff, many of whom want to scapegoat a faulty system.
This movement must concern individuals, institutions, but also sympathetic citizens because we are all concerned.
Share Jerry’s story around you and support Jerry for justice, for his honor and that of our entire profession.
I STAND WITH Dr. JERRY.
WE CARE, WE HELP.
For Medcamer, the President
Dr. Etienne NDZIE ATANGANA
Yaoundé, April 17, 2016