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Position:Around & About - Louis Richard Njock - Brief article

Professor Louis Richard Njock, the director of Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Cameroon, has spoken out angrily against coffin and wreath vendors that have taken to setting up shop around his hospital.

According to Njock, the vendors pose a "psychological threat" to patients at the hospital. "When patients see the hospital surrounded by coffins, hearses and wreaths, they are psychologically disturbed and fear that they may die in the hospital. Such traumatic conditions complicate the healing process of some patients. Hopelessness not only...

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