A center for those affected by COVID-19 in the Congo
Monkole is dedicating efforts to provide the best possible way to those affected by the coronavirus
The Monkole Hospital Center has opened a Center dedicated exclusively to responding to the Coronavirus and reacting to the call of the President of the Congo on March 18, 2020 to put all the necessary resources in the fight against the pandemic.
Monkole is located in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and serves all patients, although 48% dispense with the resources necessary to pay for hospitalization. For this reason, we seek financial resources to finance the costs of all those who need health care.
Now his focus is on serving 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; this gave them 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 to be raised, Monkole struggles to give the services they offer the greatest dignity.