12 Nov 2016 13:50pm
OSHAKATI, 12 NOV (NAMPA) The Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT) has since its inception five years ago invested over N.dollars 17 million in community projects in Namibia.
More than N.dollars 10 million went towards medical equipment for hospitals and clinics in the Omaheke, Oshikoto, Kavango East, Kunene, Otjozondjupa and Ohangwena regions.
Health and Social Services Deputy Minister, Juliet Kavetuna made these remarks when she received medical equipment that the OOCT donated to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital in the Oshana Region on Friday.
The donation came at the right time as the countrys budget has been compromised by the drought which negatively affected the ministrys budget to buy such equipment on time for hospitals to deliver quality care to patients, Kavetuna stated.
The equipment includes 19 beds, 84 wheelchairs, 20 mattresses, 35 walking frames, five medical couches, 14 commode chairs and eight bedside cabinets.
It is valued at N.dollars 688 000 and was acquired with the assistance of a German non-profit organisation called Support e,V. based in Ulm, Germany.
The German organisation is a partner of the OOCT, focusing on healthcare.
The donation is intended to complement the existing medical facilities and to ensure excellent medical care in public health facilities, said Ohorongo Cements Managing Director, Hans-Wilhelm Schutte who handed over the equipment to Kavetuna.
The donation is as a result of a five-year technical corporation agreement between Support e.V, OOCT and the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Oshana Regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa, health regional director Johanna Haimene, Oshakati Intermediate Hospitals superintendent Dr Josephine Augustinus and regional medical personnel also witnessed the handing over of the equipment.