Project Sanitise Maun (PSM) has donated an isolation centre, Maun Rest Camp, to the government of Botswana to help in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The donation was made following reports of shortage of isolation centres across Botswana as the country battles increase in cases of Covid-19.
Ngamiland District Health Management Team (DHMT) is one of the departments affected by shortage of isolation centres, with many people quarantined at home.
The isolation centre is equipped with 93 beds for Covid asymptomatic patients.
‘Sadly our work is not done and we are still desperately in need of bedding, i.e., pillows, blankets/duvets, sheets (fitted/flat), as we need to provide another 152 complete sets of bedding’, the nonprofit organisation said in a Facebook post.
‘This will be used during the patient changeover so that used bedding can be laundered and sanitised.
‘Looking forward we need to make plans for the possibility of having to create more isolation centres. These centres will in all probability require tents, beds and bedding’.
Public Relations Officer for the organisation, Anita Lindstorm, said she was thankful for the support they get from the community, especially Joyve Bestelink, Mark Muller and Lodge Builders Botswana.
North West District Commissioner, Keolopile Leipego, said the district recorded over 200 cases of Covid-19 in January 2021, with more than 11 people losing their lives.
Source: Sanitise Maun
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