Erongo field hospital facility to be split into two

Erongo field hospital facility to be split into two

The Walvis Bay COVID-19 field hospital, which was initially planned to have 150 beds, has been amended to host 75 beds.
The Walvis Bay Urban Constituency councillor, Knowledge Ipinge informed NBC News that his office, in conjunction with the regional leadership, agreed to start another emergency construction with 75 beds at Swakopmund.
"In my capacity as the Chairperson of the Disaster Risk Management Committee for Walvis Bay Urban Constituency, I decided to put aside our political differences and to heed to the call of the Governor of Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua, to rather split the COVID-19 emergency medical facility into two 75-bed facilities for both Walvis Bay and Swakopmund," said Ipinge.
Ipinge further said that a healthcare coalition between the State and private is the country's most viable solution, as things stand, and will pave the way to shift resources between health care facilities and ensure the nation's preparedness, readiness and response actions.
He said political leaders should provide guidance and advice the national government as provided by the Disaster Risk Management Act.
The first phase of construction, which includes earthworks and excavations, was completed on Monday.
The construction phase of the structures is expected to commence today pending approval from the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) head office and the COVID-19 National Committee.
The project is funded by the private sector.