OPUWO: Fifteen people living with disabilities were the first to be assisted by the Mobile Regional Orthopaedic Technical Services’ (MROTS) outreach team, which is in the Kunene Region on a week-long visit.
The 15 people assisted at Opuwo on Monday formed part of 71 individuals on a waiting list at the Opuwo District Hospital, who have been waiting to be transported to the Oshakati State Hospital for check-ups, or for the replacement of artificial limbs.
One of the first people to be assisted by the team dispatched by the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) was the headman of the Otjiu village in the Opuwo Constituency, Leonard Ruhumba, who said he was very happy with the services that he received.
He, however, called on Government and/or the Ministry to decentralise these services to the regions to make it easier for those in need of help to receive support timeously.
This is the first time in three years that the team, which is responsible for the Kunene, Oshana, Omusati, Oshikoto, Ohangwena Regions, visits the Kunene Region as the outreach visits were halted due to a lack of finances.
Next week, the team will be visiting Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region.