MoHSS to use Ramatex as Central Medical Store

13 Dec 2017 20:10pm
WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – A section of the Ramatex complex in the Otjomuise area of Windhoek is being considered to be used as part of the Central Medical Store, Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, announced on Wednesday.
Haufiku said this during the year-end media briefing by President Hage Geingob in the capital.
According to the minister, a consortium of medical personnel from the United Kingdom is currently busy with plans to reconstruct medical stores in the country and with the approval of Cabinet, will be implemented as soon as it is ready.
“Everything from medical supply and distribution, software to clinical management will be different,” the minister announced.
He added that one of the ministry’s plans is to completely move away from the current facilities at the Windhoek Central Hospital to bigger and better facilities, as well as better management.
Haufiku also said, without giving specific details, that this change will also include a change in personnel management of the central medical centre.
The minister also addressed recent media reports indicating a shortage of some medical supplies in hospitals around the country, saying that this was not the case, but was rather “miscommunication”.
“One of the pertinent issues at that moment was the miscommunication from a senior medical officer who wrote a letter on behalf of his colleagues, lamenting the lack of basic surgical supplies”.
Haufiku noted that this situation was, as a result, taken out of proportion and that there was, as a matter of fact, no lack of the medical supplies after thorough inspection was done.