Indian Government sends funds for Indira Ghandi Clinic at Onemanya
A promise by the former President of India was honoured this week when the High Commissioner presented a donation from his government to the Ministry of Health and Social Services for a maternity clinic in the north.
High Commissioner of India to Namibia, HE Kumar Tuhin presented the Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon Bernard Haufiku on Wednesday with a cheque of almost N$260,000 for the Indira Gandhi Maternity Clinic at Onemanya in the Omusati Region. The donation is the equivalent of US$20,000.
The ceremony, held at the clinic, was attended, amongst others by Hon. Erginus Endjala,the Governor of the Omusati Region, Hon. Leonard Shikulo, the Councillor for the Okahao Constituency, the Rev. Paulus Heita senior officials from the regional government and from the mininstry.
Minister Haufiku thanked the Government of India for this assistance adding that it would go a long way to strenthen the capacity of the clinic. The Onemanya Clinic serves not only women from Okahao but from neighbouring districts too. It is a key element in the provision of maternity care to pregnant women in this rural area.
High Commissioner Tuhin said that India has always supported the Namibian Government’s efforts in the health sector and will continue to do so. Last year the Indian Government donated more than 1600 computers to the ministry.