Windhoek Observer

Hygiene risk at Katutura Hospital

Katutura State HospitalDESPITE recent media reports in which the Minister of Health Richard Kamwi urged the public to remain calm and have faith in the health care system, problems at state hospitals continue to emerge.

A doctor working at Katutura State Hospital told the Windhoek Observer this week that a water supply pipe, which burst almost one week ago, has not yet been fixed, leaving the institution without water.
This meant that not only doctors, nurses and other hospital staff, but most of all patients had to make do with an already challenging environment at the state hospital.

Medical school beef fabricated

Unam School of MedicineTHE head of the Unam School of Medicine, Professor Peter Nyarango, has strongly denied allegations of mismanagement, a lack of qualified staff and that the school has become a ‘white elephant’.

The allegations surfaced after reports of differences between doctors one the one hand and Minister of Health Richard Kamwi supported by the Dean of the National School of Medicine at the University of Namibia about how to run the school.


The Windhoek Observer is an English-language weekly newspaper, published in Namibia by Paragon Investment Holding. It is the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly.

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