Ondangwa gets new medical centre

ONDANGWA; A one-stop medical centre was officially inaugurated at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region on Saturday.

The Omwandi Pola Medical Centre is situated in Ondangwa’s Omwandi waKamanya area along the Ondangwa-Oshikango main road.

Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Petrina Haingura officially opened the medical centre which was established by a team of five young Namibian doctors led by Dr Akutu Munyika.

The centre employs a specialist surgeon and endoscopist, two general practitioners, a dentist and on-site nurse, and has a laboratory.

The chairperson of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)’s northern branch, Tomas Iindji told those attending the inauguration that the Omwandi Pola Medical Centre complements government’s efforts to ensure quality health services for all Namibians.

“It is simply to complement what the government is doing to ensure that our people, especially those in the rural areas, receive quality but affordable health care as part of the government’s policy of decentralisation,” Iindji explained.

The chairperson thanked government for creating a business environment “where entrepreneurs can dream and initiate viable and sustainable projects such as the creation of the medical centre”.

He then called on people in Ondangwa and its surroundings to support the Omwandi Pola Medical Centre, and at the same time wished Munyika and his team further success in their venture.

“The medical centre is aligning with the Ministry of Health and Social Services on addressing issues such as cancer,” Munyika said while addressing the inaguration.

The event was attended by a number of local medical doctors, politicians, business personalities, and church and community leaders.