Standard Bank, MVA invest N$12m in emergency care unit

Standard Bank and the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia (MVA Fund) have jointly invested N$12 million in renovating the emergency care unit at Katutura State Hospital.

MVA board chairperson, Shitaleni Herman, announced that the upgrade and renovation of the facilities include a new resuscitation room with 8 beds, each equipped with oxygen and electrical supplies.

The old resuscitation room has been transformed into a pediatric unit, and the gynecologist examination room has been extended. The unit now features additional consulting rooms, created by converting storage space, as well as a new air conditioner.

“This marks a significant step toward enhancing the government's provision of top-quality medical care in state-of-the-art facilities, equipped with the latest technology, within the public health sector,” Herman said on Wednesday.

This investment represents the initial phase of 'Project 9682,' a collaborative effort between the two organizations on a 50/50 basis.

Herman also mentioned that phase 2 is in planning, and they are inviting partners to join, which will include the installation of a state-of-the-art Lodox machine.

Herman further disclosed that MVA is undertaking a project to renovate the toilets in wards two and three at the same hospital in partnership with the Road Fund Administration, with a completion target before the end of the year.

During the unveiling ceremony, President Hage Geingob, the guest of honor, emphasized the N$ 16 billion projects being implemented across the country by the Ministry of
Health to improve the public health sector.

These projects accord to Geingob, encompass the construction of district hospitals, the establishment of intensive care units, emergency care units throughout the country, as well as the renovation of existing hospital buildings and the installation of oxygen systems at various facilities.

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