Rhino Park Hospital civil registration office opens

01 Feb 2018 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 01 FEB (NAMPA) – An office for the registration of births and deaths was on Thursday donated to the Rhino Park Private Hospital by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI).
The donation comes as a result of a new Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement between the MHAI and managing staff of the hospital, under the leadership of Dr Salomo Natangwe Amadhila.
Speaking at the official opening of the office, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Erastus Uutoni welcomed the gesture by the hospital, stating that it is the first of its kind to be undertaken between the Ministry and a private hospital.
He also placed emphasis on the importance of birth registrations, saying that all children have the right to be registered immediately after birth.
“It is therefore that our government, being a member of the United Nations, has entrusted Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration to ensure that all children are registered and provided with a birth certificate,” he explained.
He also mentioned that the issuance of death certificates is a prime sources for state mortality statistics and is also significant to medical and health-related research.
The office will be open to all members of the public.