NOUPOORT CLINICS CONTINUE TO RECEIVE SUPPORT
Noupoort Wind Farm has extended its support to local health facilities, at Eurekaville Clinic and Nanqo Simon Zono Clinic, as an extension of its COVID-19 intervention programme. The wind farm recently funded the installation of water tanks and solar water geysers at the two clinics, as well as providing funding for electricity at the COVID testing container at the Eurekaville Clinic.
The water tanks guarantee uninterrupted water supply at the clinics, counteracting the daily water rationing measures, implemented by the Umsobombvu Municipality, due to a water shortage in the area.
Working in collaboration with the District Department of Health, Noupoort Wind Farm has funded essential medical equipment for the treatment of C-19 patients. This includes External Defibrillators and CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machines, which has shown positive results, helping to reduce lung damage during the worst of the COVID-19 infection and allowing the patient to recover from the inflammatory effects.
“With the onset of the third C-19 wave, we expect to see an increase in infection rates in our Province, hence these measures will help our local healthcare facilities to provide the necessary care to community members,” said Noupoort Wind Farm Economic Development Manager, Sandisiwe Mntoninshi.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) has also been supplied to help keep local frontline healthcare workers at Eurekaville Clinic, Nonqo Simon Zono Clinic and the Noupoort Community Health Care Centre safe.