Howard declares Covid Task Force expenditures

Accountability

27 July 2021 | Local News

Ciske Howard; Chairperson, Erongo regional council; “We will not be unprepared again – we are our brothers’ keepers!”

The chairperson of the Erongo Regional Council, Ciske Howard, has declared the costs attached to the 15-bed Covid-19 care facility set up by her Covid Task Force.

This initiative is part of a larger plan by the task force introduced by Howard as a way of mitigating Covid-19.

The use of the facility will be free and it will be open to state and private patients.

Howard declared that her the Task Force received roughly N$1 670 000 in cash donations of which N$1 245 000 was from Namibian donors and N$425 000 from German donors.

Equipment worth an estimated N$500 000 was received in the form of oxygen concentrators, hospital beds, linen, bedding, towels, oximeters, nebulizers, blood pressure monitors and personal protective equipment as well as containers shower units.

According to Howard, N$585 000 of the cash donations she received were spent to procure necessary supplies. Roughly N$290 000 went into the procurement of medical machinery such as oxygen concentrators and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.

Medical consumables and stationery took up a further N$45 000, while the preparation of the site took another N$45 000.
The Covid Task Force also extended financial support to other Covid-19 initiatives to the tune of N$65 000.

Public donations have made it possible for Howard to invest N$20 000 on multivitamins and Vitamin C tablets, which will be distributed to the elderly and needy.

Howard said that she was hoping for quick approval of the facility at the Tamariskia town hall, by the ministry of health and social services.

Despite the fact that the third wave of Covid-19 in Namibia appears to be trending downward, she noted that this facility will be kept ready and in wait of a possible next wave.

“We will not be unprepared again – we are our brothers’ keepers! We are not resting on our successes; there is more work to be done, and the task force volunteers are rising to the challenges in our community,” she said.

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