THE NAMIBIAN government is committed to increasing public health infrastructure to improve access to health care facilities.
President Hage Geingob made the remarks during the official inauguration of the Otjinungua Primary Health Clinic and staff quarters in Kunene region on Friday.
In 2008, the government, through the Ministry of Health and Human Services, approved a request to establish a clinic in Otjinungua.
Geingob said the clinic and staff quarters were completed in October 2020, but it took some time to be fully operational due to some factors beyond the government’s control.
“Since independence, the government has been fully committed to transforming the health system into an integrated and comprehensive national service,” he said.
Geingob said the government will continue to build, renovate and upgrade more health facilities in the Kunene region and elsewhere in the country.
“We remain committed to promoting strategies and programs that address both communicable and non-communicable diseases through the development of new health facilities,” Geingob said, adding that they will enhance their effectiveness in tackling existing diseases. and emerging.
While the government is responsible for providing quality health services, the community must also do its part to maintain the integrity of the facilities at its disposal, the president said.
He urged the community to keep the clinic and its environment clean and hygienic.
“Promoting the facility will ensure that it becomes a place of care and hope for generations to come,” Geingob said.