THE Mayor of Ondangwa, Paavo Amwele said that the construction of the much-awaited referral hospital in the town is set to commence next year.
Amwele told Informanté that the hospital is coming to Ondangwa and land has already been approved for the construction of the hospital.
According to Amwele, construction will kick off next year. They are currently waiting to be given the green-light for them to put the construction process in motion.
In May 2017 it was announced that there were plans to build a modern hospital to serve the northern regions and eliminate the need to send patients to Windhoek.
The 1 000-bed hospital that is estimated to cost approximately N$1 billion, will also serve as an academic and research institution.
The hospital would serve six regions, namely Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshikoto, Oshana, Kunene and Kavango West.
Amwele stated that by the time the hospital is completed, it will serve a lot of people not only from the northern parts of the country, but also from the southern areas.
“It’s not going to be a hospital for Ondangwa people only, but for all Namibians,” said Amwele.
He noted that the hospital will also add to the development of the town. “It is an indication that the northern part of the country is fast on track with development,” he said.