Onandjokwe hospital gets endoscopy machine

Debmarine has donated equipment worth N$1.3 million to make endoscopic surgery possible at Onandjokwe in the North.

07 May 2021 | Health

TUYEIMO HAIDULA

ONANDJOKWE

The Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospital is the latest beneficiary of an endoscopy machine donated by Debmarine Namibia.

Receiving the handover on Thursday, deputy health minister Esther Muinjangue applauded Debmarine for supporting the government’s efforts in providing better medical care to Namibians.

Muinjangue said the machine will make operations less traumatic as it requires only a small incision to give the surgeon a perfect view of the internal organs.

“The main advantage of endoscopic surgery is that it leaves only a small scar on the body of the patient. Post-operative pain is one of the factors that dissuade many people from undergoing surgery. With endoscopic surgery, smaller incisions mean that there is less pain,” she said.

Partnership

Debmarine Namibia chief executive Otto Shikongo said their partnership with the health ministry started in 2006 when they sponsored renovations at the Katutura State Hospital.

He said in their quest to contribute towards the improvement of the country’s medical system, they are fulfilling a 2019 request from the health ministry with the procurement of the N$1.3 million endoscopy machine.

“We are glad to be able to support the government’s efforts in providing health care to our people and to ensure their social welfare, including the weak and vulnerable members of our society,” Shikongo said.

He said Debmarine Namibia believes that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce and a healthy nation is prosperous nation.

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