Respiratory Care Africa (RCA) was officially launched on Monday after operating in Botswana for the last 15 years through agents.
The company has now committed to open a fully-fledged office which will see it distributing and providing several health equipment.
The Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Sadique Kebonang officially welcomed RCA local operations. The local RCA is partly owned by locals who hold 40 per cent of the company.
“RCA Botswana sees a collaboration between a renowned international body with an impeccable track record and reputation, with well-versed and experienced citizens of Botswana who now represent 40% of the local entity. There is potential to improve service delivery of specialised healthcare through the development of clinical centres and human resource development in the health sciences. Sustainable impact plays a crucial role here, as Batswana are offered an opportunity for training in this space, thus growing the pool of industry experts,” Kebonang said.
RCA is a subsidiary of Ascendis Health, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) which is said to have over R1 billion sales.
The company Managing Director Kabelo Binns said they are here to provide services just like any other company and are not looking for any favours but to be given an opportunity to compete.
He said the company does not manufacture any equipment but it is the technical and clinical capability that they would bring to the party. RCA was founded 17 years ago and offers monitors, ventilators, humidifiers among others and targets the adult, neonatal, and paediatric ICU.
Besides being a fully registered and licensed Botswana company, RCA is also a PPDAB-registered company that sells medical equipment and also services and maintains what they sell here in Botswana.