Walvisbay – May 6-De Beers Group has used its global supply chain network to expedite delivery of COVID-19 testing machine to Namibian, amidst an unprecedented demand for these machines globally.
The machine form part of the diamond company’s committed of N$15 million in-kind donations to Namibian.
The machine came with various other auxiliary items including test kits, PPE, fridges, freezers, as well as an Uninterrupted Power Supply Unit, together with lab PC.
The extraction machine has the capacity of 32 tests per run, while the PCR machine has a capacity of 96 tests per run.
“It is difficult to source these important machines in a global market where there are shortages, so we are proud to be able to support Government in its response to COVID-19,” said De Beers Group CEO, Bruce Cleaver.
He added that the group will continue to engage the health ministry to ensure that they can help source and deliver the much-needed critical health equipment as soon as possible.
De Beers resident Director Mr. Daniel Kali and Debmarine CEO Mr. Otto Shikongo delivered LineGene 9600 Plus from Bioer machine to the Namibia Institute of Pathology Limited (NIP).