Okahao hospital gets new contractor

The Ministry of Health and Social Services says a new contractor has been appointed to take over renovation works at the dilapidated Okahao District hospital, which saw nurses and doctors resigning en masse this year.

About 11 nurses and one doctor resigned recently, citing the lack of accommodation facilities for staff and patients, as well as crumbling infrastructure at the Okahao District hospital in the Omusati region, as the main reasons. Andrew Ndishishi, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services said yesterday, “It is regrettable that nurses and doctors feel resigning is the only option available.” He explained that the ministry had a dispute with the contractor, who failed to adhere to the specifications stipulated in the building plans.

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