Purified air for Medipark staff, patients
22 December 2020 | Health
Air-conditioning company Millennium Refrigeration and Electrical Services donated an AeroMax air purifier valued at over N$30 000 to the Ongwediva Medipark private hospital on Thursday.
The purifier will be used to remove airborne pollutants and particles in the hospital's emergency units as Namibia continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at the handover of the equipment, the managing director of Ongwediva Medipark, Dr Tshali Iithete, said the hospital had to adapt to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
This, Iithete said, came at an enormous cost. “This donation comes at a time when our nation, and the Oshana Region, has begun to experience a resurgence of new Covid-19 infections in the form of a second wave. This will help in improving the quality of the air that we breathe, especially in congested areas such as waiting areas,” he said. Iithete said the donation was a significant contribution to promoting the health of the people in the region.
The managing director of Millennium Refrigeration and Electrical Service, Parastus Nepolo, said indoor air is the dirtiest air, and the machine reduces dangerous particles by 99%.
Nepolo explained that in other countries, air treatment products have garnered a lot of attention in the healthcare sector.
He advised Namibian hospitals to follow suit, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic as health workers fight to save lives.
“It's a critical product that the health industry needs to know. I want to see them (Medipark) shining and leading,” he said. Nepolo said his company made the same donation to the health ministry's Covid-19 information centre when Namibia recorded its first coronavirus case in March this year.