NamPower donates N.dollars 390 000 towards primary health care

27 Apr 2017 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 27 APR (NAMPA) - The Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) Foundation has donated N.dollars 390 000 to the Hochland Round Table 154 in support of its Medic Rush.
Medic Rush is an initiative which sees health practitioners offer free medication and health care services to communities in remote and less privileged parts of the country annually.
At the handover of the donation here on Thursday, Head of the NamPower Foundation, Lucia Hiveluah said the foundation partnered with the organisation as part of its mandate to support health and social welfare initiatives.
Medic Rush, she said, benefits people who have difficulties reaching medical centres.
“The foundation supports initiatives in five focus areas education; community development; health and social welfare; capacity and skills development as well as job creation and entrepreneurship development,” said Hiveluah.
The Foundation is NamPower's Corporate Social Investment arm, which was created with the objective to manage and coordinate NamPower's corporate social investment.
Hochland Round Table 154 Chairperson, Basson van Rooyen said the Medic Rush provides primary health care in areas where access to health facilities is strenuous because of lack of clinics or any other primary health care centres.
They offer general screening; immunisation; high blood pressure medication and home blood glucose testing kits for diabetes patients, as well as new wheelchairs and crutches.
This year’s outreach is planned for 30 April to 03 May in the Oshikoto Region.
It will be the organisation's 10th year in supporting communities with primary health services.
A team of 60 people will attend to patients in Seringkop, Toevlug, Verda and various mobile clinics moving from village to village within the region.
The team include 16 doctors and 15 nurses.
“The good thing is that we have doctors on site that can refer patients to their nearest state hospitals for further treatment if the situation needs further assessment,” said van Rooyen.
Round Table Hochland 154 is a branch of Round Table International, founded in 1939 in England and in Namibia in 1955.