It is one of the core values of Debswana Diamond Company to conduct all its operations in a manner that will minimise impact on the environment and uphold the safety and health of our employees.
We therefore commit ourselves to:
- Continually improve our safety, occupational health and environmental performance
- Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and other commitments
- Prevent work-related diseases, injuries and damages to property
- Treat the protection of safety, occupational health and the environment as the responsibility of everyone working at Debswana
The OLDM Health SERVICES Department
The Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) Health Services Department’s mandate is to provide mine employees and their dependents with timely, quality and affordable healthcare. The department is also mandated to provide health care to the general community of Orapa while also serving as a referral center for Botswana government primary hospitals in Boteti sub district.
The department has a 65 bed hospital, occupational health clinic, two mine clinics and a community health clinic. The hospital, which is located in Orapa, provides 24-hour service. The two mine clinics that are located at Letlhakane and Damtshaa mines also operate 24-hours a day while occupational health and community health clinics which are both located in Orapa operates an 8 hours day shift.
Clinical services offered by OLDM Health Services Department are as follows: Medical and Surgical; operating theatre, Dental; Emergency Response; Rehabilitation; Clinical Psychology; Diagnostic Laboratory; Radiological Imaging and clinical Pharmacy. All the above services are available for both inpatient and outpatients clients. In addition to the above, the department offers the following special services: occupational health service; child and maternal care program; HIV / AIDS disease management program; TB management program and a comprehensive and integrated Employee Wellness Program which also includes Employee Assistance Program.
The department also has a relationship with private hospitals that offer specialist medical services. Patients who need specialist services are referred to these hospitals.
The Jwaneng Hospital
Jwaneng Hospital is fully funded by Debswana and provides services to mine employees, their dependants and members of the public within Jwaneng and surrounding areas. The hospital provides district-level care and functions as a referral hospital to clinics within Jwaneng and surrounding areas.
The hospital has 87 beds and offers holistic care in all the major disciplines including maternity and 24-hour accident and emergency services. Other services offered at the hospital include general out-patient; a pharmacy; diagnostic imaging; a laboratory; physiotherapy & rehabilitation and dental services with a visiting orthodontist.
Employees have access to health promotion and disease prevention through workplace wellness programmes, including an HIV/Aids disease management programme.
The hospital operates an infectious diseases care centre (IDCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to offer anti-retroviral therapy and associated HIV and Aids treatment and care services to all qualifying citizens at no cost.
Jwaneng Mine Hospital was the first health facility in Botswana to be accredited by the Council for Health Services Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) in 2007.