Three doctors to join Opuwo State Hospital soon

17 Jul 2013 12:00
OPUWO, 17 JUL (NAMPA) - The Director of Health for the Kunene Region, Thomas Shapumba says three doctors are expected to commence duty at the Opuwo State Hospital soon.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday in an interview on the shortage of doctors and nurses at the hospital at Opuwo in the Kunene Region over the past month, he said only two doctors are currently employed there.
?It is very tough for them, but they are doing their best to attend to all patients,? he noted.
The doctors are expected to attend to both the male and female wards, including the paedriatic ward, before attending to outside patients.
?The arrival of the doctors will reduce the burden of work on the two doctors currently at the hospital,? Shapumba noted.
He added that the doctors are waiting to be appointed by the Public Service Commission (PSC) before they report for duty.
The Health Director noted that the shortage of doctors and registered nurses is a national problem as the number of people with these qualifications are currently in short supply in the country.