The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) on Thursday received a donation of medical equipment and general medical supplies from Support Ulm e.V, a non-profit organisation based in Germany.
The medical equipment and supplies were received by the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula in the capital.
The donation includes hospital beds, matrasses, bedside and treatment tables, infusion stands, bath lifts, wheelchairs, standing sling units, medicine trolleys, shower chairs and roller chairs as well as toilet chairs.
It further includes physiotherapy tables, drainage tanks, physiotherapy standing devices, operations tables and chairs, sterile boxes, walking aids and general medical supplies.
These equipment and general medical supplies which are valued at N.dollars 1.5 million, were donated to the ministry through the Ohorongo Cement factory which has a close relationship with Support Ulm e.V.
In a media statement on Thursday, Ohorongo said Support Ulm e.V. is under the management and guidance of Dr Heinz Maier, together with the Haussler Group in Ulm, Germany.
“Support Ulm e.V. was established by a group of medical doctors in Germany who made it their aim to support medical projects throughout the world by means of funding, humanitarian and donating equipment and medical supplies,” read the statement.
Ohorongo Cement Logistics Manager, Sion Amalovu handed the consignment to Minister Shangula, saying the donation is specifically aimed at improving the medical services within the health ministry for it to fulfil its obligation of providing basic health needs towards the nation.
Amalovu further explained that so far the Support Ulm e.V. since 2009 has spent over N.dollars 77 million in donations to the MoHSS, through this partnership.
Shangula on his part said the donated medical equipment and supplies will go a long way in improving service delivery to patients and clients who seek medical care in various health facilities across the country.
“The donation is considered an extension to the existing measures used to safeguard lives and enhance the ability to treat and care for our patients,” he said.
The Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Utjiua Muinjangue also attended the event.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency