Supporting Community Health
In Botswana, our fully funded mine hospitals provide medical services to mine employees but also act as district hospitals for the communities surrounding our mines.
In addition to the BWP 65 million spent at each of our two mine hospitals, more than BWP 1.5 million was invested in health and welfare programmes in 2013.
In Orapa, as is also the case in Jwaneng, Debswana runs a hospital and schools. Orapa Mine hospital has, for the third time, been accredited since it entered into the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) programme in 2000. The hospital is licenced to operate 110 beds and currently has 65 beds, 11 Doctors, two dentists and support departments inclusive of a laboratory, radiography, physiotherapy and pharmacy.
The hospital provides health services to mine employees, Orapa community and serves as a referral hospital for the district of Boteti