The office of the Omaheke governor has launched the Boost Our Health Sector initiative.
This initiative is aimed at making state facilities conducive by giving a homely and relaxed feel for those admitted.
Announcing the successful end of the Hope Amidst Covid-19 initiative, which was taken to every constituency in the region, governor Pijoo Nganate said 1 680 people were vaccinated in a space of about 10 days of the campaign.
He further introduced the second phase of the campaign, “the Boost Our Health Sector initiative, which is aimed at revamping the regional district hospital and clinics”. The eastern region continues to rise with the sun and bring new rays of hope – not only to the Omaheke residents but the entire country, said Nganate.
The region has thus far been witnessing the great spirit of Ubuntu, with various people supporting the region’s fight against the pandemic.
The governor commended all those who came through in all forms and echoed that the region is indeed a child of solidarity.
We are going to work tirelessly around the clock to make sure the hospital and clinics in this region are not going to be sub-standard but that they can compete with all the private health facilities in this country.
“That’s our commitment as regional leadership and as residents of this region,” said Nganate.
Nganate further said those in hospitals need to refocus their attention on something else, rather than the walls and ceilings of death.
“We want to make sure that those children in hospital have the same amenities that the others have at home. They must be able to watch cartoons and educational programmes while in hospital. We also want to make sure that our women in the maternity wards will also watch things that will tell them how to bring up this newborn gift. Gone should be the time to look at the walls of death and see nothing – looking at ceilings that are only proclaiming death. We want their attention to be taken away from the pain that they are feeling while in hospital.”
The office of the governor also honoured the sponsors of the first phase by giving them medals and an engraved plate to the health care workers as tokens of appreciation for concerted and tireless efforts towards the fight against the pandemic during the darkest months of June and July.
*Julia Kamarenga is an information officer in the MICT Omaheke office.