Lack of medicine plagues border clinics


SEVERAL clinics along the Namibian – Angolan border are allegedly unable to offer sufficient medicine to patients due to an acute shortage of drugs.

This is partly to blame on large numbers of Angolan nationals who flock to these centres seeking health care, Confidente has established.

A healthworker at one of the clinics in Ohangwena, which treats both Namibian and Angolan patients, told this publication that for the past three weeks, there has been a shortage of even the most basic drugs at the clinics which left patients especially children to travel either to the Engela, Eenhana or Oshakati state hospitals for treatment.




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