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BON donates medical equipment to Rundu State Hospital

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The Bank of Namibia donated N.dollars 200 000 worth of medical equipment to the Rundu State Hospital on Friday.The donated equipment includes ECG machines, CRAP machines, high-flow nasal oxygen machines, incubation kits, and patient monitors.Receiving …

The Bank of Namibia donated N.dollars 200 000 worth of medical equipment to the Rundu State Hospital on Friday.

The donated equipment includes ECG machines, CRAP machines, high-flow nasal oxygen machines, incubation kits, and patient monitors.

Receiving the donation, Kavango East Regional Health Director Time Ngwira expressed gratitude and gave the assurance that all patients from both Kavango regions will benefit from the donated medical equipment.

On her part, BON's Director of Strategic Communications and Financial Sector Development Dr. Emma Haihambo who handed over the donation said with the recent spike in infections in the Kavango East Region the donation is part of the equipment needed for clinical case management.

“The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the lives of many Namibians and the Rundu State Hospital is one of the hospitals earmarked due to its eminent need in the wake of the coronavirus,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Senior Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr. Joseph Mukerenge said he received a phone call from the bank last year asking him to send a list of equipment needed.

He too thanked the bank for the supplies stating that it has not been easy for the hospital since the pandemic started.

The medical equipment is part of the N.dollars 3 million donated by the central bank last month, to the Ministry of Health and Social Services towards efforts in fighting the second wave of COVID-19.

The N.dollars 3 million donation is destined for selected state hospitals in the country such as Erongo, Zambezi, Karas, Kavango East, and Hardap regions.

Source: Namibia Press Agency