Namport hosts vaccination drives

19 August 2021 | Health

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) partnered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) to bring vaccinations closer to staff, their family members and the Port community in support of the on-going national vaccination drive.

Namport thought it beneficial to bring the vaccination drive to its staff members and extended an invitation to them, port users, family and friends.

The vaccination drive took place at the Port Authority’s clinic on 9 August 2021 in Walvis Bay.

Due to the high interest, the MoHSS returned for another drive on 17 August 2021.

Namport’s nurse Hedwig Hijamutiti recently also completed training in administering vaccines against Covid-19.

Although vaccination is voluntary, the Port Authority continues to encourage its workforce to get vaccinated as this not only protects them, but protects the community, which in turn contributes positively to government’s ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in March last year, Namport has invested more than N$1.5 million in the health and safety fraternity, and at the temporary truck port.

The entity’s latest donation consisted of four reefer containers sponsored to the health ministry. The need for the reefers came about as the country’s health system was placed under immense pressure during the third wave of the pandemic.

The containers were dispersed to various regions countrywide and will be used as mortuaries.

Namport staff were also treated to care hampers as well as shopping vouchers to purchase immune boosters and household cleaning material at the onset of the pandemic.

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