Over ten trainees have begun Physiotherapy Assistants (PTA) training at the Nkwen Baptist center Bamenda. The 10-month training program will run from August 4, 2020, to June 18, 2021.
Physiotherapy specialist and trainer, Timothy Fanfon who doubles as Supervisor of the CBC Health Services’ Physiotherapy Department told CBCHS Communication Unit that the main objective of this training program is to train physiotherapists who will better implement treatment plans and do effective evaluations on patients.
“There’s scarcity of physiotherapists generally in the country and particularly in the CBC Health Services. So the aim of this program is to train staff that will better assist the Physiotherapists in treating patients and work with them to complement treatment,” Timothy observed. He added that, “This program will give them skills in handling patients in the communities with muscle problems, nervous systems, bones, and mobility systems especially for persons with disability”.
The PT Supervisor also revealed that this training is specifically tailored to meet the needs of CBC Health Services’ health facilities in the Northern part of the country, reason why over fifty percent of the trainees speak the “Fufulde” depicting people from the Northern part of Cameroon.
Ngangyu Belta, one of the trainees is quite excited to learn her passion. “Becoming a trained Physiotherapist to take care of people has always been my passion and dream. I am also very happy with the conducive learning environment, especially with the friendly attitude of the teachers and staff of the CBC Health Services,” she noted.
The Chief Administration and Finance of CBC Health Services, Denis Warri who officiated the start of the program, welcomed and encouraged the trainees present to be focused and ensure that they make a difference during and after the training.