by Ester Mbathera

SANLAM Namibia on Friday donated two containers to the Walvis Bay State Hospital to be used as a respiratory tract infection clinic for patients with signs and symptoms of Covid-19.

Walvis Bay deputy mayor Penelope Martin, Sanlam Agency Manager Alix Husselmann, Head of Covid-19 case management at Walvis bay state hospital Dr Augustu Gawab and some hospital staff during the handover of the containers. Photo: Ester Mbathera

The head of Covid-19 case management at the hospital, Dr Augustu Gawab, explained the containers would be more convenient for patients, who are currently served in a small room inside the hospital.

“Patients will no longer have to go into the hospital. They can now come straight here, be screened here and be admitted to the isolation facility next door,” Gawab said.

The two containers with four beds each are equipped with fully functional toilets, showers, basins, air conditioners, beds and bedding.

There are currently eight people in isolation at the hospital.

Walvis Bay deputy mayor Penelope Martin officiated at the event.

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