OTJIWARONGO: The Otjozondjupa Regional Health Director says the Ministry of Health and Social Services will stand for all medical expenses related to the treatment of a three-year-old boy suffering from an imperforate anus here.
Peter Angala told Nampa today that no private financial assistance is needed for Kemba Herman Nyango’s medical treatment.
Nampa reported last week that Nyango’s mother, the 21-year-old Haita Kapango said she wants to seek private medical treatment for her son as she has been in and out of the Katutura State Hospital in the capital for treatment, seemingly with little progress.
Angala proferred that since he was born, he has been a State patient, and they have enough money put aside to assist him to undergo any medical treatment in and outside the country.
The condition involves a defect that is present from birth (congenital), in which the opening to the anus is missing or blocked.
The strike by Eopaleko Cleaning Services employees in Oranjemund over demands for wage increments ended yesterday, with workers receiving a 15 per cent increase.
This followed discussions by the company’s management, representatives of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) and employees over the weekend, which also came to an agreement of an 8.5 per cent increase for supervisors.
A total of 112 Eopaleko employees downed tools last Monday, demanding that the company’s management increase general cleaners’ salaries by 20 per cent and supervisors’ salaries by 10 per cent.
They also demanded pension fund and medical aid benefits, as well as bonuses.
A media statement issued here today by Eopaleko owner Andre Oosthuisen promised that the pension fund issue will be dealt with by the end of September, while on the issue of medical aid, the company will offer assistance for payment of hospitalisation and doctors’ fees when workers are referred to the Namdeb hospital from a State clinic.