Beds for the disabled

Ten medical beds will be distributed to bedridden members of the public, especially those with spinal cord injuries.

05 November 2018 | Social Issues

This partnership shows how important it is for us to support each other as nations. Esther Mbathera, Ohorongo Cement.

The Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT) and the ministry of health and social services (MOHSS) recently donated beds and mattresses worth N$90 000 to the office of the prime minister to assist bedridden patients.

The donation is a result of an agreement between the German based non-profit organisation Support Ulm e.V., OOCT and the health ministry, and makes provision for medical equipment and the exchange of medical professionals to complement existing facilities in the country.

“The generosity and enthusiasm of Support Ulm e.V in the past 10 years ensures that we can leave a legacy of excellence in health delivery that meets the demands of all Namibians,” said Ohorongo's Esther Mbathera.

Deputy minister responsible for Disability Affairs in the Vice-President’s office, Alexia Manombe-Ncube, accepted the donation, saying that it will help prolong the lives of bedridden patients. “I cannot stop thanking those involved for this gesture. It will make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Disability in general is costly and needs a concerted effort to help restore the dignity of people suffering from disabilities. Many people with disabilities perish because they do not have basic items such as medical beds that can prolong their lives.”

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