Indian government supports Indira Gandhi Clinic in Omusati Region

08 Aug 2017 18:20pm
ONEMANYA, 08 AUG (NAMPA) – The Indian Government, through its High Commission in Namibia, has donated nearly N.dollars 260 000 to the Indira Gandhi Maternity Clinic at Onemanya village in the Omusati Region.
India’s High Commissioner to Namibia, Kumar Tuhin handed over the N.dollars 258 447 donation to Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku at the clinic on Tuesday.
He said the relationship between India and Namibia go back to the years of the struggle for Namibia’s independence.
Tuhin said India has supported the Namibian health sector since Independence in 1990 and will continue to do so.
“Last year we donated 1 600 computers to the Ministry of Health and Social Services,” Tuhin stated, adding that his country’s support is meant to aid Namibia’s development.
Speaking at the same function, Haufiku said he appreciates all the donations from India, particularly to his ministry.
“The Ministry of Health and Social Services is prepared to face the challenging mandate of bringing health services to everyone living in Namibia,” he said.
He urged local entrepreneurs, especially those who benefit from multi-million dollar government tenders, to also plough back into the health sector.
The clinic is named after the first female Prime Minister of India, Inidra Gandhi.