Once more, the diehard member of the ruling Cameroon People’s Democratic Movement, CPDM, has reached out to the population of the Northwest Region in times of need.
He offered cutting-edge infrared thermometers to several private and public institutions across the region a fortnight ago.
The Bamenda Regional Hospital, PMI Nkwen, Baptist Mbingo Hospital, the Northwest Governor’s Office, CRTV Northwest, Sacred Heart College Mankon, Our Lady of Lourdes College Mankon and Bangolan Health Centre were among some of the beneficiaries.
The quality of the thermometers, experts say, will make a difference in the fight to break the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region. The donation fills a gap and the cutting-edge thermometer respects social distancing.
The thermometer is mounted on a tripod like a camera and needs no assistance to work. As the user approaches the sensors with his face, the thermometer measures the temperature. The health worker or observer can read the measurement from a safe distance. A high temperature, one of the symptoms of COVID-19, sets off the alarm automatically.
Edison Fru Ndi believes a collective effort can thwart the spread of the pandemic and flatten the curve. Out of 2,000 persons tested, the Director of the Bamenda Regional Hospital says 200 were positive.
Edison Fru Ndi has always helped the population of the Northwest region where his chain of businesses is based. The CEO of Dreamland Connect recently lit some streets in Bamenda.
The people-centred politician mounted street lights from Fon’s Street to Ring Way Street, Ngeng Junction to Veterinary Junction, Mile II Nkwen and New Road – the stretch from Amour Mezam Express to Up Station.
When Sacred Heart College Mankon was torched in 2017, the philanthropist planted LED lights around the campus.
Residents of his neighbourhood also enjoy water from a borehole he recently built. The perennial dry taps of the area and water from doubtful sources led to water-borne diseases. Edison Fru Ndi could be helping another community soon.