COVID -19 testing machine arrived in Namibia
Date Posted: 07 May 2020COVID -19 testing machine arrived in Namibia
De Beers Group fulfiled its promise to our country by donating COVID-19 testing machine to the Government on Wednesday, 6 May 2020 as part of its committed N$15 million in-kind donation.
The machine donated has the capacity of 32 tests per run and the PCR machine has a capacity of 96 test per run.
Commenting on the donation, De Beers Group CEO, Bruce Cleaver said: “We have long been partners with Namibia and we have enjoyed a lot of success together over the years, but it is in challenging times such as this that we must really pull together. It is difficult to source these important machines in a global market where there are shortages, so we are proud to be able to support Government in its response to COVID-19. We will continue to engage relevant health officials in Namibia to ensure we do all we can to help source and deliver the much-needed critical health equipment as soon as possible.
The machine was handed-over to Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited (NIP) by De Beers Resident Director Mr Daniel Kali accompanied by Mr Otto Shikongo De Beers Exco and received by Minister of Health Dr Kalumbi Shangula on behalf of the government.
Find more about De Beers response to COVID-19 https://www.debeersgroup.com/creating-stories/2020/Covid-5M