By Confidente Reporter
PEEMANENT secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Andreas Mwoombola recently handed over an ambulance to Onkani clinic in Otamanzi constituency of the Omusati region.
The clinic which has been in existence for 19 years has had to rely on Oshikuku for an ambulance.
Mwoombola said that he would ensure the clinic gets a second ambulance to transport nurses to the villages for outreach programmes.
“This clinic has played an important role in promoting general welfare of our people through outreach programmes that have been carried by nurses from this clinic which are also of paramount importance,” he said.
He further stated that the war against diseases such as TB and HIV/ AIDS must to be fought, and for this battle to be successfully fought and won nurses need to educate members of the public on how to protect themselves from being infected.
The donated ambulance will cater for areas such as Amarika, Onkaankaa and some villages in the region that ‘have been left behind by time’, at a time when government has declared that nobody must feel left out.
Residents of these villages currently travel more than 100km to Oshikuku Roman Catholic Hospital to seek medical attention.
The PS reminded Otamanzi constituency councillor Johannes Iiyambo that he has the responsibility to serve his constituents.
“For you to serve your people, you need all the ministries to work together for this constituency to achieve goals that have been set by Government.”
Mwoombola called on MTC to address its network coverage in the area as there is no cellphone signal in that area and this makes it difficult for the residents and nurses. “The Ministry of Health and Social Services is trying hard to bring services closer to the people even during this hard time of a struggling economy.
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