Long-distance truck drivers who need urgent medical attention can breathe a sigh of relief now that Engen's has handed over six oxygen concentrators to the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) Wellness Services to assist in their fight against Covid-19. The six oxygen concentrators will be used by front-line health workers at WBCG Mobile Wellness Clinics across Namibia to improving the quality of care provided to those urgently requiring oxygen.
Source: Supplied - From left to right: Edward Shivute (WBCG Wellness project manager) and Tomas Ukola (MoHSS regional health director, Khomas) with Christian Li (MD Engen Nambia) - Mbahupu H. Tjivikua (WBCG CEO) - Vincent Sasele (Roads Authority acting executive transport) and Dr Cedric Limbo (Ministry of Works and Transport - director transportation, policy and regulation).
The official handover of the oxygen concentrators occurred during the launch of the WBCG Drive-Thru Vaccination Programme in Windhoek.
"Health and safety is entrenched in every aspect of our operations and as a responsible corporate citizen, Engen is committed to conducting business in a manner that is compatible with the social needs of the communities in which it operates," says Christian Li, managing director of Engen Namibia.
"Like in many parts of the world, traditional medical centres in Namibia can get overcrowded and medical staff overwhelmed when there is a Covid-19 wave. We believe that these oxygen concentrators will help save lives during these unprecedented times."
The WBCG Wellness Service has played an important role in getting Covid-19 testing and care closer to Namibian communities and truck drivers through their mobile clinics.
Engen recently renewed its fuel partnership with the WBCG Wellness Services, which now extends to conducting health screening activities for truck drivers at Engen service stations.
"As Engen, we are proud to be the fuelling partner of WBCG as they seek to provide care to those who need it most," adds Li.
It is a token of Engen’s appreciation to them for playing their part in keeping roads safe by looking after their health, says Li.
"With WBCG seeking to increase the amount of cargo transported from Walvis Bay and Luderitz by their members, Engen is focused on growing its presence in the transport sector along the corridors linked to these ports," concludes Li.