Health ministry receives ICT equipment from Indian govt

13 Feb 2016 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 13 FEB (NAMPA) – The Indian Government has donated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment worth N.dollars 79 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Accepting the equipment here on Friday, Minister of Health and Social Services Bernard Haufiku said the equipment will play a significant role in the ministry’s migration from a manual to digital system.
“We want to migrate completely from paper work and to computerise everything - from patient information to medical stock and dispensing to any other data we need in the ministry,” said Haufiku.
The minister assured the High Commission of India in Namibia that the ministry’s staff will be trained to enable them so the equipment is put to good use.
India’s High Commissioner to Namibia, Kumar Tuhin said the donation will take the two countries’ relationship from strength to strength.
“The IT equipment is only one part. In health, there is already a lot happening between the two countries, which include Indian health experts and professionals working in Namibia and the training of Namibian students in India,” said Tuhin.
The equipment includes 1 621 desktop computers; seven laptops; 71 printers; a scanner and three Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) projectors.
It will be distributed to district hospitals countrywide, as well as to health extension workers.