Khomas aims to vaccinate 286 641 by March 2022

28 July 2021 | Health

NAMPA

WINDHOEK

Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua says the region has so far vaccinated 57 897 people and plans to vaccinate at least 286 641 by March next year.

McLeod-Katjirua said at the weekly regional Covid-19 update that the region currently has 14 fixed vaccination sites and one mobile team and will continue to set up and identify more vaccination sites in order to reach the targeted number, depending on the availability of vaccine doses.

She said the region has lost 782 people due to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in Namibia.

“Covid-19 continues to be a serious public health problem in Namibia and Khomas Region is no exception,” she added.

The region recently completed the renovation of a building offering 46 beds for Covid-19 patients.

Another 70-bed facility is to be commissioned this week at the Windhoek Central Hospital.

“Focus areas will be on healthcare workers and nurses without jobs should present themselves to the ministry of health for recruitment to help in the Covid-19 response of the region.

“We will continue to work together with stakeholders to dispel misinformation about Covid-19 and encourage people to report early to facilities when they are not feeling well.

“The region will also support the security cluster in the enforcement of Covid-19 regulations in the region,” McLeod-Katjirua said.