Third year nursing students donate towels to Rundu State Hospital

07 Oct 2018 14:20pm
RUNDU, 07 OCT (NAMPA) – Third year nursing students from the Rundu Health Training Centre on Friday donated 227 towels to the Rundu State Hospital’s maternity ward.
The towels were donated by 49 nursing students attached to the hospital’s maternity ward for their practicals, and were received by the hospital management and managers in the maternity ward.
The group’s representative, Sakaria Muhongora said during their attachment, they observed that newborn babies were covered with paper towels at birth unless their mother brought a towel from home.
Muhongora said this prompted them to raise money amongst themselves and their lecturers to buy material from which the towels were made to ensure that newborn babies are kept warmth at birth.
“We are very excited that what we had as a dream, has come true since we are here today to present these towels to the hospital’s management and maternity ward,” he said.
Muhongora said the group believes their donation will go a long way in assisting the hospital as funds budgeted for purchasing towels can now be diverted to other necessary items.
Rundu State Hospital Superintendent, Dr Joseph Mukerenge, applauded the students for the donation and for their contribution to the well-being of State patients and the provision of services at the hospital.
“I am sure that when you were doing your practicals, you observed the hardships and shortcomings the hospital and the ministry have been going through in delivering quality health care to patients. Your contributions will definitely help us to achieve our vision and mission,” Mukerenge said.