Health ministry receives donation of surgical gloves worth N$2,6m

LIMITED STOCK … The donation of surgical gloves worth N$2,6 million comes as the Ministry of Health and Social Services has been experiencing a shortage of stock.

Cospharm Investments donated surgical gloves worth N$2,6 million to the Ministry of Health and Social Services in Windhoek yesterday.

According to the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services acting director Fabiola Vahekeni, the ministry has been experiencing a limited stock of gloves.

“On behalf of the ministry of health, especially the Directorate of Pharmaceutical Services, we would like to commend and applaud Cospharm for this donation. We have been having a challenge of limited stock of gloves and this donation comes at the right time.”

She said surgical gloves are a fast moving commodity in health facilities, as they are used to combat the spread of infection.
Vahekeni added that the donation will contribute to ensuring continued services at health facilities and will prevent the spread of diseases.

“We currently have an outbreak in our neighbouring countries of cholera and this donation will ensure that we are prepared should this outbreak happen in Namibia,” she said.

Vahekeni further urged other service providers to emulate the gesture.

Speaking at the event, Cosp

harm Investments general manager Elina Veijo said a healthy nation is a happy nation.

“We are here to hold hands with the ministry of health and provide resources required in service delivery to the people of Namibia who deserve quality and readily available services. As Cospharm, we are honoured to collaborate with the ministry in a way that resonates with our values,” she added.

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