Guest Contributor | Sep 15, 2020 | 0
Swakop state hospital staff protected by Rössing-donated gear
The incinerator staff at Swakopmund State Hospital this week received a large donation of protective clothing and other items for infection control from CNNC Rössing Uranium to reduce their risk of contracting a Corona infection in the course of their work. In addition, dispensers and sanitisers were dispatched to the wards to protect the medical staff.
Rössing’s acting General Manager Organisational Resources, Germano Musili said the mine recognises the role played by the state hospital in the Swakopmund community and that its operations must be safeguarded for any unforeseen escalation in Corona infections.
“Many of our 1000 permanent employees and about 1000 contractor employees and their families are part of the coastal community making use of the health care services provided by the Swakopmund State Hospital. As a responsible mining operation it is our duty to support the government’s initiatives, especially when it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of our coastal community, said Musili.
Since July last year, the Rössing uranium mine’s new control shareholder is China’s National Uranium Corporation.
Caption: On the left is Germano Musili, the acting General Manager Organisational Resources at Rössing Uranium who presented a large donation of protective gear to the Swakopmund State Hospital. In the centre is Filemon Mushingo, an operator at the hospital’s incinerator and on the right is Dr M Manane of the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Erongo directorate.