A center for those affected by COVID-19 in the Congo
Monkole is dedicating efforts to provide for those affected by the coronavirus in the best possible way.
In response to the call of the President of Congo on March 18, 2020 to put all the necessary resources to fight the pandemic, the Monkole Hospital Center has opened a Center dedicated exclusively to responding to the Coronavirus.
Monkole is located in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and serves all patients, although 48% do not count with the resources necessary to pay for hospitalization. For this reason, we seek financial resources to help with the costs of all those who need access to health care.
The main focus of the Monkole Hospital currently is to serve the largest number of people affected by COVID-19. For this reason, Monkole requested support from the Government of the Congo in view of the need for material and consumables; the government the center 7 thousand dollars. Currently, the Friends of Monkole Foundation, with which the Montblanc Foundation collaborates, is requesting $36,000 to finance the project. So far they have raised almost 11 thousand euros.
Its current capacity is 25 beds and it has a team of 49 people, including doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, psychologists, hygienists, among others. On May 4, they received their first patient and currently have 24 confirmed cases, 13 cured cases and two deaths. To date there are 9 hospitalized cases and 10 cases under observation. Although there is plenty of money still to be raised, Monkole works hard to give the services they offer with outmost dignity.