NCCI Walvis Bay comes to rescue of state hospital

Eileen van der Schyff

The Walvis Bay branch of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) donated food items to the value of N$ 30 000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Erongo, to assist alleviating the severe food shortage four state hospitals in the Region suffer at the moment. The donated food goes towards assisting the Walvis Bay state hospital, Swakopmund state hospital, Usakos state hospital and Omaruru state medical facility.

The donations were channeled to the Ministry through the Office of the Mayor of Walvis Bay Alderman Immanuel Wilfried who is tirelessly driving the project since last week for individuals and the private sector to assist in alleviating this crisis. Dr Amir Shaker, the Acting Regional Health Director of Erongo, whose initiative it was to request for food assistance, received the donated food on behalf of the health ministry.
The Executive of the NCCI Walvis Bay, Mr Johny Johnson Doeseb said at the handing over yesterday his branch fully supports this initiative by Alderman Wilfried.
This donation consisted of meat, potatoes, rice, maize meal and other food items needed to sustain patients’ healthy diet during recovery from illness or medical procedure.
∙In addition to this donation by the NCCI Walvis Bay, Mayor Wilfried also mentioned the following institutions who made donations so far: 518 Neighborhood Watch, Namib Mills, John Dory’s, Bottom Net Trawling, the Office of the Mayor of Walvis Bay, the Swapo Youth League Erongo Branch, as well as individuals in the persons of Mr. Tarra Shimbulu and the De Beer couple.

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