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BoN donates medical equipment to health ministry

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The Bank of Namibia (BoN) on Wednesday donated medical equipment valued at N.dollars 3 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.Handing over the donation in Windhoek, BoN Governor Johannes !Gawaxab said the equipment is tailored to assist …

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) on Wednesday donated medical equipment valued at N.dollars 3 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Handing over the donation in Windhoek, BoN Governor Johannes !Gawaxab said the equipment is tailored to assist the various needs in hospitals, and chief amongst them is the urgent need to protect health workers.

He said the equipment will play a vital role in the fight against COVID-19 and is destined for all State hospitals, but will more specifically cater for hospitals in the Erongo, Zambezi, //Kharas, Kavango and Hardap regions.

“This pandemic has exacted a heavy toll on the lives of many Namibians and the ramifications of the outbreak can be felt in all sectors of our society. With widespread economic downturn in Namibia and globally, economic and social safety nets have taken a considerable strain,” he said.

!Gawaxab added that the bank is not only contributing towards the fight against COVID-19, but also assisting in securing a sustainable future for the country.

Accepting the donation, Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula said the donation could not have come at a better time.

“The donated equipment will assist us in the fight against the pandemic. However, I would like to emphasize that as Namibians we have to adhere to the measures that have been put in place. It is the only way we can win this fight. The second wave has hit us strongly and we need to change our behaviour and adhere to the measures put in place,” he said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency