COVID-19: Dundee Precious Metal donates medical oxygen
Dundee Precious Metal (DPM) Tsumeb has donated medical oxygen worth N.dollars 130 to the Tsumeb District Hospital.In a media statement issued on Thursday, DPM Tsumeb vice-president Zebra Kasete said the company has committed to ongoing oxygen support …
Dundee Precious Metal (DPM) Tsumeb has donated medical oxygen worth N.dollars 130 to the Tsumeb District Hospital.
In a media statement issued on Thursday, DPM Tsumeb vice-president Zebra Kasete said the company has committed to ongoing oxygen support to the local hospital, in addition to availing industrial oxygen to Afrox which freed up much-needed storage for medical oxygen.
“The company supports the government’s efforts in caring for patients in need of oxygen supply, at a time when there is an increase in community transmissions and hospitalisation. Furthermore, the government is encouraged to put greater emphasis on the promotion of vaccines, including the possibility of deploying more mobile teams to distribute vaccines,” he said.
Kasete also said Dundee has demonstrated its commitment in the fight against COVID-19 in the past, by investing over N.dollars 5 million for the construction of COVID-19 facilities at the Tsumeb District Hospital, repair of the hospital’s ambulance, community awareness initiatives and donation of personal protective equipment to hospitals in Tsumeb and nearby towns.
The donation forms part of a partnership with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other private sector companies who formed a coalition called ‘Business Namibia COVID-19 response’ as an immediate response to strengthen Namibia’s fight against the pandemic.
The coalition is working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Finance and local suppliers of oxygen, to secure oxygen from South Africa, construct temporary medical facilities and supply medical equipment.
Source: Namibia Press Agency