150-bed field hospital set up in Walvis Bay

Work has commenced on the construction of a 150-bed field hospital on the premises of the Walvis Bay state hospital, a pro-active move should a Coronavirus outbreak become a reality.

The field hospital will provide the two most critical medical interventions needed to treat any Covid-19 patient: oxygen supply and lung suction.  Sterilised cargo containers, lined inside with proper paneling will be utilised in this project which is expected to be completed in as little as three weeks.
Groundwork already commenced on Friday and as of Monday the first containers will be placed on the premises. The work will be carried out by volunteer workers as well as assets and resources pooled by the private sector, the Ministry of Health and other public institutions.
The energy behind this project is: The Regional Councillor for the Walvis Bay Urban Constituency Clr. Knowledge Ipinge, the Welwitschia Hospital represented by the CEO Mr. Matthias Braune, the President of the NCCI Walvis Bay branch Mr. Johny Doeseb and the Ministry of Works and Transport represented by senior official Mr. Raymond Pieterse and Mr. Charles Neidl of the Erongo Regional Council.
You can add your weight to this project by donating funding, equipment and even your skill and time. Forward your pledge to:
The project has been receiving overwhelming support since it was launched on 20 March.
Watch the Namib Times Facebook profile in the days to come for updates on progress with the project.

To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times at any retail outlet in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Available in Windhoek at selected stores, at Arandis (Shoprite and Arandis Service Station); Usakos; Henties Bay (Spar; Woermann Brock) and Windhoek (Windhoek: Shoprite Maerua Mall; Shoprite Katutura; Shoprite Ind. Av; Shoprite Lafrenz Industrial; Shoprite Okurayangava; Shoprite U-Save; Fountain OK Foods (Baines); Maerua Superspar).

You must be logged in to post a comment Login