Hospital Bed Repairs

COVID-19 Response

The increasing surge of hopsitalisation of patients with COVID-19 has led to a shortage of beds in the intensive care units (ICU) and operating units Windhoek’s hospitals.

With NCCI, piles of broken hospital beds were found, and permission was granted to repair the beds and supply mattresses initially for the two field hospitals outside Windhoek and Oshakati which are used to cater for the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Khomas and Oshana regions that could not be formally accomodated. Transport of the restored beds to the field hospitals was done by Pupkewitz Megabuild for Hangala Construction and B2Gold from the workshop where they were repaired.

The Pupkewitz Foundation as a deeply concerned citizen in partnership with the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry undertook to repair 111 of the broken ICU mechanically operated beds, which our teams changed to manually adjustable. We included stainless-steele operating beds for critical admissions and baby cots. The transport assistance rendered by Pupkewitz Motors Division generously offered the Hino Truck workshop, thereby managing the process ourselves with our team from the informal sector.

This kind of support and gesture once again shows the nation the vision of the Pupkewitz Group of Companies, who are willing to live up to their social responsibilities. It demonstrates the true partnership between the private sector and our government in times of hardships.

Pupkewitz Foundation 5 October, 2021
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