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Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust Enusring Adequate Health Care

Published on: 20 July 2017
Today (20 July 2017), the trust donated medical equipment valued at N$1.2 million dollars.
Today (20 July 2017), the trust donated medical equipment valued at N$1.2 million dollars.

Ohorongo Cement through its corporate social responsibility arm the Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), in collaboration with the Support Ulm e.V. Group, a non-profit organization based in the German town Ulm, to once again be of assistance to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Today (20 July 2017), the trust donated medical equipment valued at N$1.2 million dollars consisting of wheelchairs, walking frames, cross trainer, blood pressure monitors, nebulizers, Glucometer test strips as well as pharmacist jackets and many other items.

The equipment was handed over to the Acting Permanent Secretary Mrs Bertha Katjivena by OOCT Chairman Hans-Wilhelm Schütte.

Schütte pledged OOCT support to continue to assisting the Ministry of Health and Social Services to elevate the standard of service delivery in public health sector and more prominently at state health facilities.

“Despite the current difficult economic times, we will continue to commit to the improvement of the quality of healthcare for the Namibian nation,” he said.

The donation is a result of a Technical Corporation Agreement between Support Ulm e.V, OOCT and the Ministry of Health and Social Services, for delivery of medical equipment as prioritized by the ministry to ensure excellent medical care in public health facilities and the exchange of medical professionals.

“This donation is once again testimony of OOCT’s unwavering commitment to support and assist the ministry in the best way possible to improve lives of many ordinary Namibians.”

Earlier this month the OOCT also donated two wheelchairs to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi, of which one was given to a former veteran of the Liberation Struggle.

Last week seven wheelchairs were also donated to the ELKIN-DELK Altersheim (Old Age Home) in Otjiwarongo.

Since its establishment in 2008, OOCT and Support Ulm e.V. has donated medical attire, hospital beds, walking frames, wheelchairs and blood pressure meters to hospitals in Omaheke, Oshikoto, Kavango East, Kunene and Ohangwena regions worth close to N$20 millions.

Categories: Donations, Media Releases, Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust

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