This is a letter which has inflamed the social networks and, at the same time, cast a harsh light on the reality of the health crisis in Madagascar. Applauded a time for its effective management, the government is now displayed at the great day his division. It all began with a letter from the minister of madagascar to the Health, originally intended " to donors, and [to] partner institutions in health development ", but has been leaked on the social networks.
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In this letter dated 20 July, the minister is part of a list of materials of which the Island needs urgently to combat the pandemic of Covid-19, which "evolves in recent weeks, according to a mode very critical to Madagascar with significant outbreaks" in several regions, including the capital Antananarivo. "Many thousands of people are infected with the virus, including health workers, and hospitals are overwhelmed with the influx of critically ill, some die, unfortunately, because of lack of access to health care," said professor Ahmad Ahmad. It asks in particular 337 respirators, oxygen tanks, 2 300 000 surgical masks, 697 000 pairs of gloves and 533 200 surblouses. Of about the opposite of the speech of the president of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina, who address every week to the nation live on national television.
the reaction of The authorities was not long in coming. "The government wishes to express its dismay at the discovery of a letter signed by the minister of public Health and involving urgent request for support to the fight against the epidemic of Covid-19," said the government spokesperson and minister of Communication, Lalatiana Rakotozafy, in a press release dated Tuesday.
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The acceleration of the epidemic of Covid-19 in Africa
The president Rajoelina has largely distribute to its population, but also to several countries, mainly from africa, tea-based plants, including artemisia called Covid-Organics, in which it ensures that it protects and cares for the coronavirus. The potential benefit of this herbal tea have not been validated by any scientific study. Madagascar currently has 8 162 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 69 death, but, since several days, the country is experiencing a significant increase in the number of cases. "There are two factors that have contributed to the spread of this disease" in the large, poor island in the Indian ocean, said on Tuesday, the director-general-care supplies to the ministry of Health, Zely Arivelo Andriamanantany, cited by AFP.
" First, we had the CVO [Covid Organics], the people have taken the CVO, and then they have not complied with the gestures barriers. And secondly, the CVO is a protection from two to three weeks, " he said during a speech to television malagasy. In an official document, the government assigns particular the increase in cases " to the increase of the testing capacity ".
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