Health Ministry needs donations to keep the eye clinic operational

Health Minister needs donations to keep the eye clinic operational
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The Minister of Health and Social Services says the ministry needs donations to keep the eye clinic at Windhoek Central Hospital operational.
Minister Bernhard Haufiku told a media briefing in Windhoek yesterday (thurs) that the ministry cannot afford to have the eye clinic shut down.
He said even though the ministry has not determined the amount of money that will be needed to keep the clinic operational, it experiences huge shortage of medicine.
Haufiku said about 60-percent of the clinic's operational needs can be solved by a short term solution.
He called on good Samaritans, including the private sectors to assist in keeping the clinic running.
Haufiku said the ministry is struggling, stressing that even donations in small amounts of money will be appreciated.
He directed newly appointed Permanent Secretary Ben Nangombe to look for financial solutions.
For the past 12-months, the clinic has been surviving on earlier donations from private companies, and some items it received from the central medical store were not enough.
Nangombe will meet staff at the Eye Clinic next Wednesday to determine the amount of money that will be required to keep the clinic running.