Rundu State Hospital receives two oxygen concentrators
OK Foods Supermarket and Rundu Build It donated two oxygen concentrator machines to the Rundu State Hospital on Tuesday.The Kavango East Region recorded 220 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 31 on Tuesday.While handing over the donation on behalf of th…
OK Foods Supermarket and Rundu Build It donated two oxygen concentrator machines to the Rundu State Hospital on Tuesday.
The Kavango East Region recorded 220 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and 31 on Tuesday.
While handing over the donation on behalf of the two companies, OK Foods Managing Director Jose Machado said the oxygen concentrators would help save lives.
Governor of the Kavango East Region, Bonny Wakudumo, said the machines came at the right time and would help the Rundu State Hospital as it can use it for patients in critical condition.
“The region values your gesture, most importantly so because you always give and this is not the first time you have done so. Nobody even approached you but you decided to give out of your own free will,” Wakudumo said.
The governor further used the occasion to call on residents of the region to observe and adhere to COVID-19 regulations while calling on them to be vaccinated.
Regional Director of Health, Timea Ngwira, thanked the two companies, saying: “With this type of machine you can only run out of oxygen if there is a power failure at the hospital. The Rundu State Hospital uses 38 oxygen cylinders per day which when empty are filled up in Windhoek or Tsumeb,” she said.
Ngwira said the hospital currently has more than 10 patients in critical condition on oxygen machines.
She said COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the region because residents are not complying with the set regulations.
Source: Namibia Press Agency