Health

STRENGTHENING SECURITY IN PUBLIC HEALTH FACILITIES

 

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is profoundly concerned and wishes to condemn numerous attacks and misdemeanours against our staff orchestrated by undesirable elements in several health facilities, especially that open 24 hours.

In light of these, the Ministry has since engaged Huawei technologies to start installing CCTV cameras in 24-hour facilities to enhance security. This is over and above the existing outsourced private security. Furthermore, the Botswana Police and other security organs will mount regular patrols around 24-hour facilities with effect from today until permanent solutions are found.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness implores the Public to remain vigilant and report perpetrators of criminal activities to the Police.

It is worth noting that these devilish acts not only endanger the lives of our staff but leads to interruption of critical services to the population.

The Public is therefore requested to cooperate with health care workers and stakeholders in this endeavour.

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