NPO EMA Rescue Services receives assistance from Osh-Med International and Pupkewitz Haval/GWM, Namibia
Non-profit organisation EMA Rescue Service received a new emergency and rescue response vehicle for Windhoek on 22 October 2021, which will be used to serve the public and assist everyone in case of an emergency, no matter if the patient has medical aid or not. The rescue vehicle was donated by OSH-Med International with some financial assistance from Pupkewitz Haval/GWM. Pupkewitz Haval/GWM has also sponsored fuel to the value of N$8 000. The Haval H9 4x4 will serve the purpose to be there for all residents of Windhoek as well as for academic and training purposes for young medical staff under the leadership of experienced advanced life support paramedics.
With the great 4x4 configuration and a good power performance of 180kW, the Haval H9 will be used for rescues and extractions of patients in difficult to reach areas where their normal ambulances are unable to drive.
EMA Rescue Service is a non-profit organisation and committed emergency and rescue service and currently one of its kind in Namibia. With the motto ‘There when you need us’, the organisation was founded in 2019. On 1 November 2019, the first ambulance was put into operation and has since then assisted nearly 2 000 patients, of which over 90 percent did not have medical aid or could not afford a private ambulance service.
“Every member that serves on our organisation’s board is a volunteer and have given their free time to the organisation. We are proud of what we have achieved so far but to achieve more we depend on donations from companies like OSH-Med International and Pupkewitz Haval/GWM,” said Fabian Martens, the first chairman of EMA.
At the handing over ceremony, the service director of OSH-Med international, Melody Shehama said, “To assist the public through important organisations like EMA is a great honour. We know of the big impact to the community by EMA therefor we support the efforts of this non-profit organisation.” Claudia Starzacher-Dennis, marketing manager of Pupkewitz Haval/GWM said at the handing over “We are extremely privileged and proud to be part of such a project and are glad we could contribute to their efforts to help the less privileged Namibians. Together we can make a difference. As a company, we care to serve Namibia.”
“A challenge is, to keep everything running for our patients. Our plea as a non-profit organisation is to urge individuals and companies, to follow the sample of OSH-Med and Pupkewitz Motors and become a supporter of our organisation, the EMA,” said Martens.
Martens addaed, “Our aim is, to assist country wide with ambulances, especially in areas where the emergency services are needed.”
Source: Fabian Martens, EMA Rescue Service non-profit organisation