The NAMDIA Foundation officially handed over the newly built N$4,1 million Oxygen Generation Plant to the Mariental State Hospital.

The event was attended by Dr Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services, and other dignitaries, with the Chairman of the NAMDIA Board of Directors, Mr Bryan Eiseb officially handing over the plant on behalf of The NAMDIA Foundation.

This newly built, internationally certified, environmentally friendly class-leading device is the first of its kind in the whole of Africa and will produce 500 litres of between 93 to 95% pure medical grade oxygen per minute once it’s operational.

This is part of The NAMDIA Foundation’s recently announced donation of over N$7,6 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services which included: The construction of an Oxygen Generation Plant at the Mariental State Hospital, Oxygen concentrators worth over N$600 000, plus over N$3 million for the acquisition of oxygen and other oxygen-related equipment.

“This donation is done in collaboration with NAMDIA’s clients namely: Dev Jewels, Diamond Trading, Diamwill, Dhamani, Kapu Gems, Samir Gems, Pluczenik Diamonds, SBMH and Lieber & Solow,” said NAMDIA’s Public Relations Officer Ms Beverley Coussement.

“The Oxygen Generation Plant will alleviate pressure on our health system and will provide much needed oxygen to the hospital and its community.

“The NAMDIA Foundation once again wishes to extend its profound gratitude to NAMDIA’s clients for their generosity and remains committed to standing by the nation and the Government of Namibia during these unprecedented times.”

In the photo: NAMDIA Chairman Mr Bryan Eiseb delivering a hand-over speech. Seated in front of him was Mariental Mayor Mr Adam Kuhlman.