Rössing Uranium donated personal protective clothing (PPC) that would safeguard personnel at the Swakopmund state hospital involved in dealing with the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, last Friday 17 April 2020.
The donation valued at N$10 000 included PPC such as goggles, shoes, gum boots, overalls and chemical overalls for personnel operating the hospital’s incinerator, and important items for infection control. Also donated were dispensers and sanitizers to support the hospital’s medical wards.
Rössing’s Germano Musili, Acting general manager Organisational Resources said that the company recognised that the Swakopmund state hospital plays a very important role in the community as part of the Ministry of Health and Social Services mandate “to maintain the welfare of the people by putting in place legislation that seek to provide health care of the people and also to ensure social welfare for the people including the weak and vulnerable members of the society.”
He said that the unsympathetic destruction that COVID-19 is causing all over the world can be seen, and presently, while it appears to be stagnant for just over a week, it is believed it might slowly creep up and infiltrate Namibia.
“Many of our 1,000 permanent employees and about 1,000 contractor employees and their families are part of the coastal community making use of the health care services provided by the Swakopmund State Hospital, and as a responsible mining operation it is our duty to support Government initiatives, especially when it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of our coastal community, said Musili.
Let me assure you Rössing Uranium supports the Namibian Government’s initiatives to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As you may know, China National Uranium Corporation Limited (CNUC) acquired the majority shareholding in Rössing Uranium in July 2019, and has since given significant support to our operational needs to secure the future of the mine, and making worthy contributions in the livelihoods of the communities in which we operate.
He wished the leadership and personnel of the Swakopmund state hospital all the best in its endeavours to provide health care for the community.
|Rössing’s Germano Musili, Acting General Manager Organisational Resources (left) and Dr M Manane, MOHSS, Erongo Region (right), receiving the personal protective clothing items which Rössing Uranium donated to the Swakopmund state hospital.
|A Swakopmund state hospital operator with some of the personal protective clothing items donated by Rössing Uranium.
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