Opuwo District Hospital gets more doctors

13 Mar 2019 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 13 MAR (NAMPA) – Four Namibian medical doctors have joined the medical staff at the Opuwo District Hospital (ODH) in the Kunene Region.
This was confirmed to Nampa by the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ (MoHSS) spokesperson, Manga Libita on Wednesday, bringing the number of doctors from two to six.
Kunene governor, Marius Sheya told Nampa on Wednesday that the appointments will not only reduce the long queues experienced at the hospital but will also improve service delivery, which has been making headlines for the wrong reasons in the past.
“We are really happy that our cry for more doctors at the ODH did not fall on deaf ears. We finally got an answer to our prayers,” he said.
The governor further thanked the MoHSS for those appointments, adding that it is evident enough that the government is serious about service delivery.
Councillor of the Opuwo Rural Constituency, Kazeongere Tjeundo said that the appointment has come at the right time as the long queues experienced there due to a shortage of medical staff had claimed lives in the past.
Tjeundo was referring to the death of a 58-year-old woman in 2017 while waiting in the queue to be attended to.
He noted that there is a need for the MoHSS to expand that health facility as it cannot handle the current patient population due overcrowding, which results in patients sleeping on the floor.