Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) last Friday donated a sterilizer machine, 8 mobile hospital curtains, 10 oxygen regulators and a medicine trolley to the Robert Mugabe Clinic in Windhoek.

The equipment worth N$88,000 add to the bank’s earlier donations of N$1,4 million for use by the Ministry of Health and Social Services in the fight against Covid-19.

Speaking at the donation ceremony, DBN’s CEO Martin Inkumbi said the Bank is an entity that is committed to Namibia in good times and in times of difficulty, such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Bank, he said, wants to contribute to saving lives and preserving people’s health. For this reason, DBN decided to support Robert Mugabe Clinic with health equipment and consumables to aid the clinic in assisting those Namibians affected by the virus and seeking healthcare at the clinic.

“As part of its corporate social investments, the Bank has already donated N$1.4 million to the national effort to manage Covid-19. The donation to Robert Mugabe Clinic is a further effort to manage the pandemic,” Inkumbi said.

Thanking the Bank for the donation, Khomas Regional Health Director Tomas Ukola said the medical equipment will be essential tools in every health worker’s COVID-19 toolbox to save more lives and provide quality healthcare, which is the pinnacle of any healthcare system.

Talking about the impact of the donation on Robert Mugabe Clinic’s operations, Sister Justina Hamunyela said that like all other Covid-19 facilities in the country, the clinic has been experiencing numerous challenges that include inadequate oxygen regulators and floor meters, oxygen supply and other medical equipment.

“This donation by the Development Bank of Namibia came at an opportune time when the clinic is overwhelmed by numerous patients experiencing signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and higher demand for oxygen in the face of the threats of hospitalization and death,” Hamunyela stated.

The donation, Sister Hamunyela said, will go a long way in facilitating timely treatment of patients, improving staff morale, enhancing productivity and efficient service delivery by the clinic’s frontline healthcare providers.

In the photo: (From left to right) Tomas Ukola, Khomas Regional Health Director, Sister Justina Hamunyela of the Robert Mugabe Clinic and DBN’s CEO Martin Inkumbi showing some of the donated equipment.