United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

US donates over N$700,000 worth of ICU beds

Tujoromajo Kasuto THE United States (US) government has donated 70 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds worth more than N$700,000. The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) will distribute the beds to eight health facilities, specifically Katutura, Rundu, Oshakati and Onandjokwe Intermediate Hospitals, Gobabis, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Katima Mulilo. During the third Covid-19 wave, many health facilities did not have enough beds to meet the demand. ICU beds, in particular, are important in supporting Covid-19 patients in respiratory distress as they can be adjusted to various positions and help patients breathe when experiencing respiratory distress. The beds were procured…
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