GOVERNOR of Omaheke, Pijoo Nganate, this past weekend toured Omitara to educate and encourage its residents to get vaccinated.
During his tour, Nganate revealed that the Omahake Regional Council has set a vaccination target of 51 765 people by the year 2022.
”The vaccination rate in the Omahake Region is satisfactory as the region has so far vaccinated a total of 16 068, which include 10 649 with the first dose and 5 419 with second doses. The recovery rate in the Omaheke Region is standing at 87%,” Nganate shared.
Nganate then urged everyone to get vaccinated as he says the vaccines are safe and effective and prepare the body to fight severe illnesses and even death.
He further explained that his region handled the increase in cases of COVID-19 by admitting and providing isolation and quarantine facilities for suspected or confirmed cases, as well as a high-care isolation facility at the Kalahari Convention Centre.
The visit to Omitara involved the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the purpose of providing psychosocial support, as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigrations to issue birth certificates and Identification Cards (IDs).
As a result, the health ministry counselled 12 people, distributed condoms and assisted 19 people living with disabilities who are in need of wheelchairs, as well tested 54 people for HIV, two of who were found to be positive and were initiated on ARVs.
The home affairs ministry registered 115 undocumented citizens.