Standbank Namibia (SBN) was proud to announce the success of the Hochland Roundtable 154 Medic RUSH project. The bank was the main sponsor of the 2013 project with the tune of N$300 000.00.
The Medic RUSH team of doctors provided primary medical care to approximately 350 patients in the Tsumkwe communities and the surrounding areas in the Otjozondjupa Region.
It took place from 22 to 26 May 2013 and the team travelled a total distance of more than 1900 kilometers.
“Overall, the clinics were very well-received. We are extremely grateful to the members of the community for allowing us to boldly set-up mobile clinic structures on their front doors. We were able to screen everybody living in a settlement. This offered a unique opportunity to screen numerous chronic ailments within a specific community,” said Dr. Vaja Zatjirua, the Project Convener of the Hochland Roundtable 154.
The success of Medic Rush also depends on the medical professionals who come forward to volunteer their expertise and time to render a valuable service to fellow citizens who are not privileged to have easy access to these often costly medical services.
“As one of the key players in the Namibian private sector, Standard Bank believes that it should complement Government’s quest in delivering essential services, such as healthcare to all Namibians in all corners of the country,” stressed Thaddius Maswahu, Head: Marketing at Standard Bank Namibia. “We are, therefore, ecstatic that this project has been such a huge success,” he concluded.
This year, a team of ten volunteer medical professionals, consisting of medical doctors, nurses and an optometrist, provided primary health care with referrals of more complex cases to the regional health centres in Tsumkwe and Grootfontein
During the past six years, this initiative has provided preventative and curative health care to more than 5000 patients.