Germany helps provide accessible emergency medical care


Staff reporter

The German Embassy has officially handed over medical equipment to the Emergency Medical Assistance Organization (EMA), which is a non-profit organization that aims to make emergency medical care accessible to everyone.

The equipment, which is intended to help in the provision of better medical care at Katutura Intermediate Hospital, was handed over by the Charge d’Affaires of the German Embassy, ​​Dr. Andreas Götze, and the Executive Director (ED) from the Ministry of Health, Ben Nangombe.

The transfer aims to help manage the influx of patients to emergency medical units, while supporting the treatment of urgent emergencies and the injured at Katutura Intermediate Hospital.

“We are confident that disadvantaged communities that depend on free medical services from the public hospital will now be able to receive care and treatment faster than before,” the German Embassy said in a recently released statement.

The handover comes after the EMA received a grant of N$1,700,000 through the embassy’s micro-projects fund last year. These funds were used to purchase five emergency mobile medical units and other additional medical equipment to support Katutura Intermediate Hospital.

“Because of its close and distinguished working relationship with the Department of Health and Human Services and its work on the ground, EMA is an excellent partner in serving the community with medical assistance,” added the embassy.


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