Corona Care Campaign

Whether you have the money, the equipment, the skill or the time to volunteer: we as coastal residents and local businesses now have the opportunity to strike first to reduce the danger of the Covid-19 virus spreading in our country or in the Erongo Region.

Thanks to a coordinated approach by the Welwitschia Hospital at Walvis Bay and the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Corona Care Campaign (CCC) was established with the sole purpose pooling re-sources from the private sector and the public health sector to establish two Covid-19 isolation wards at the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund state hospitals.
The wards are there but grossly inadequate should a Coronavirus outbreak hit Erongo Region. Welwitschia Hospital at the launch of CCC on Friday took the lead by donating ten isolation ward beds to the Walvis Bay state hospital’s isolation ward.
Calls are now made for the private sector to get involved. For coastal residents to get involved. Here is an email address where you can pledging what resource you can make available to the CCC: coronacare@ welwitschiahospital.com
The services of an electrician is the first critical service needed, explained the chief executive officer of the Erongo Medical Group, Matthias Braune on Friday at the launch. The wards (Swakopmund and Walvis Bay) need to be cleaned, painted, oxygen installed and the many other amenities needed to properly and safely care for people who contracted the Covid-19.

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).

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