European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Details :
Article Name :
The Impact of Covid-19 on the Comorian Health System
Author Name :
Abderemane Soilihi Djae
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
The COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared in Comoros in April 2020 by the Head of State, His Excellency Azali Assoumani. It has deeply affected the Comorian health system including the private sector. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the hospitals of Samba, Bambao Mtsanga and Fomboni are considered by patients and their families as death establishments. They even prefer to keep the sick at home. Self-medication and the use of traditional medicine are gaining ground. We have met patients who refuse to go to the hospital for fear of being sent to Samba or to other institutions dedicated to the care of COVIS 19 patients. In the media like Facebook but also in public places, people are calling the pandemic CORONA BUSNESS. Some hospital services are afraid to receive patients for fear of being contaminated because they say that they have not been given the necessary means to protect themselves. Consequently, the sum of all these elements has a serious impact on the treatment and follow-up of patients with other pathologies such as HIV/AIDS, hypertension and diabetes, among others. To cope with the rejection of the hospital by the Comorian and the influx of patients who self-medicate, the medical offices have experienced in turn a significant desertion.
Keywords :
COVID 19; Pathology; Comoros; health system

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