Non-Profit organisation assists in Emergency Service (EMA), OSH-Med international and WFC West Care
On Thursday, 19 November 2020, EMA Rescue Service received their second emergency ambulance for Windhoek, Namibia. This ambulance will serve the public and assist everyone in case of an emergency, no matter whether the patient has medical aid or not. The emergency ambulance was donated by OSH-Med international and WFC West Care. It will serve the purpose to be there for all inhabitants of Windhoek and also for academic and training purpose for young medical staff under the lead of experienced advanced life support (ALS) paramedics. EMA Rescue Service is a committed emergency service and currently one of its kind in Namibia. With the motto “There when you need us” the organisation was founded in 2019. On the 1 November 2019, the first ambulance was put in duty. Since then, the EMA has assisted over 751 patients in their first year. Of the 751 patients over 97 percent were patients who had no medical aid or could not afford a private ambulance service. The statistics: EMA provided 176 advanced care, 71 intermediate care, 440 basic care and 64 Patient Assistance.
The board members of the organisation are all volunteers and give their off time from work to the organisation. “We are proud of what we have achieved so far,” said Toini Niikondo, second chairman of EMA, “to achieve more, the organisation is depended on donations from the industry and the public” she continued.
“The challenge is to keep everything running for our patients. For this I would urge individuals and companies, to become supporters of EMA Rescue Service.” EMA Rescue Service has special corporate sponsorship packages with associated publicity according to the donation value.
Vivo Energy Namibia is one of their bigger corporate sponsors. They are sponsoring the diesel for the ambulances.
Public members can become supporters for only NAD950 per annum. This amount is the average cost of an emergency.
One supporter = two lives saved. If companies or private persons want to become a supporter of EMA Rescue Service they can contact EMA via telephone Tel: 061 302 931, via email email@example.com or via website www.ema-organisation.pro.
In case of an emergency, EMA Rescue Service is available 24/7 via the EMA Emergency Control Centre with the emergency call number 085-9112.
Niikondo said, “Our aim is, to assist country wide with ambulances, especially in areas where the emergency services are needed”
Platinum sponsors of EMA Rescue Service are:
OSH-Med International is the number one service and training provider for emergency medical care, occupational safety and health, industrial fire fighting and first aid. They offer various services from training, equipment, onsite emergency clinics and more in their expertise.
WFC West Care Medical Centre is a clinic based at Windhoek West, at the corner of Sam Nujoma Avenue and Beethoven Street. The clinic offers everything from short- and long-term care of patients, primary health care such as vaccinations, wound care and more.
Photo: Fabian Martens, CEO of OSH-Med International; Johan Maseko, operations supervisor of EMA; Maryna Hough, representative WFC West Care Medical Centre
Source: Fabian Martens, CEO of OSH-Med International