The Minister of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, says about 2.1 million people in the country depend on public health care services.

Dr. Shangula disclosed this during the donation of various hospital equipment valued at N$1.5 million by Ohorongo Cement and its partners.

Dr. Shangula received the donation consisting of 45 hospital beds, 45 matrasses, 45 bedside tables, 5 treatment tables, 4 infusion stands, 3 bath lifts, and 2 wheelchairs, amongst others.

Handing over the donation, Ohorongo Cement Logistics Manager Sion Amalovu noted that the gesture is aimed at the general improvement of health services within the ministry while also fostering the long-term relationship between the ministry and Ohorongo Cement.

"I am happy to confirm that since the establishment of the partnership between Support ULM e.v., Ohorongo Cement, and the MoHSS in 2009, we have spent over $77 million in total supporting various social projects."

The Health Minister received the donation with a lot of appreciation.

"The equipment donated today will enhance our capacity to deliver day-to-day care to our patients. They will augment equipment already available at hospitals as the Ministry works towards expanding quality healthcare services in line with Universal Health Coverage principles. This donation will undoubtedly ensure the safeguarding of lives and enhance the ability to treat and care for all patients in a timely manner. Additionally, this donation obviously lays the groundwork for future collaboration and promotes health and prosperity for all."

Dr. Shangula further highlighted the importance of readily available medical equipment in all health facilities nationwide.

The Minister commended Ohorongo Cement and the support of ULM e.v. while calling upon all stakeholders to join the Ministry in its efforts to improve service delivery.



Maria Kaalushu