PPC for Swakopmund State Hospital

Tackling Covid-19 head on

20 April 2020 | Health

Germano Musili; Acting GM, Rössing Uranium; “…it is our duty to support government initiatives, especially when it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.”

Swakopmund • Contributed

The Swakopmund State Hospital received personal protective clothing (PPC) worth N$10 000 donated by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Rössing Uranium on Friday.

The mining giant made the donation to safeguard the hospital’s personnel who are involved in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The goods include important items for infection control, goggles, shoes, gum boots, and overalls for staff operating the hospital’s incinerator.

A number of dispensers and sanitizers to be used in the medical wards were also donated.

“Many of our 1 000 permanent employees and about 1 000 contractor employees and their families are part of the coastal community making use of the healthcare services provided by the Swakopmund State Hospital,” said CNNC Rössing Uranium’s acting general manager of organizational resources, Germano Musili.

He added that the company recognises that the Swakopmund State Hospital plays an important role in helping marginalised community members.

“The hospital maintains the welfare of the people by providing them with healthcare and by ensuring social welfare for the people, including the weak and vulnerable members of the society.”

He added that the unsympathetic destruction that Covid-19 is causing all over the world can be seen.

“Presently, it appears to be stagnant. It is however believed that it may slowly creep up and infiltrate Namibia. As a responsible mining operation, it is our duty to support government initiatives, especially when it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of our coastal community,” he said.

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