New Era (Windhoek)

5 December 2012

Namibia: Ohorongo Cement Donates More Medical Supplies

Windhoek — A consignment of medical attire has been donated to the Tsumeb Private Hospital, as part of Ohorongo Cement' pledge to take care of the community which it serves.

The donation was made through the Ohorongo-Otavi Community Trust in collaboration with the German based E.v. Support. The medical attire is worth 3 000 Euro (about N$34 620 at the current exchange rate).

Ohorongo Cement, part of the German Schwenk Group of companies, promised to invest in communities in the Otjozondjupa Region when it set up the cement plant at Otavi nearly two years ago. The cement company, together with the E.v. Support has previously donated hospital beds, sun creams, setting up of an Albino corner, donations of hospital and specialised medical equipment, and more recently, the donation of wheelchairs and walking frames and other medical supplies to several health facilities in the region.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has been assisting the trust and E.v. Support to bring in the shipment of the medical supplies. The new donation consists of 4 291 pieces of medical scrubs, 1 445 operation caps, 115 operation draperies and 197 operation neckties. The trust says it is proud to be working in collaboration with the health ministry to ensure the clinics and hospitals are supplied with these important clothing items.

"As part of Ohorongo Cement's commitment to develop the Otavi community, the focus of the company, in co-operation with the [trust], falls on the needs of the local community within the Otjozondjupa Region in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services," a statement from Ohorongo Cement said.

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