Plans underway to include law- enforcement agencies in Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Ebola preparedness training

WINDHOEK: Plans are underway to include law- enforcement agencies in the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Ebola preparedness training.

The chairperson of the National Health Emergency Management Committee in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Dr Jack Vries told Nampa today that discussions are ongoing to include Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers, members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and other relevant stakeholders in the training programme.

He said the committee meets every Thursday to share ideas and prepare the country for any possible Ebola outbreaks.

Vries said they are now busy with health workers countrywide, and are in the process of including the law- enforcement agencies.

More than 200 health workers from the Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana, Oshikoto, Omaheke and Zambezi regions are currently receiving the training.

The training team is currently in the Otjozondjupa Region, and it will be extended to the Erongo, //Karas and Hardap Regions in the next two weeks.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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