The purpose of this fundraiser is to expose the Namibian Government healthcare system and the negligence they displayed which resulted in my little brother’s death on October 14th 2020.
When it was recommended my brother be transported from Omaruru hospital to Walvis Bay Hospital 275km away which had better medical facilities he was taken in an ambulance. Before entering the highway, the driver was stopping off at his friends and family’s houses completing errands rather than driving direct to Walvis Bay hospital. In the meantime, Garere passed away in the back of the ambulance with our mother Anna in the vehicle.
Garere’s cause of death was falsely listed as from COVID-19 at first. The test results came out as negative posthumously. In the meantime,my mother Anna; already in shock from the events was quarantined before the results came back.
Yesterday (16/10/20), I was contacted by the Namibian Health Service asking for permission to conduct an autopsy despite already knowing the actual cause of death (Acute Respiratory Distress) which is equally disturbing and puzzling.
For us, they are trying to cover their tracks as they know they have made grave mistakes which resulted in my brothers death at the age of 24. They are also putting pressure on my mother to sign waivers to absolve them of responsibility.
We are campaigning for funds to help with solicitor fees to bring the negligent and incompetent ambulance driver to justice. The ordeal has already received a lot of media coverage over in Namibia and we feel something can be done to resemble justice for my brother’s unjust death.
Thanks for your time and all donations of any size are greatly welcome and appreciated in this difficult time for the family.
- Tyra Maurihungirire
- Patricia Kam
- Natalie Byrne