Gift of the Givers began its R10 million building renovation project at the Mitchells Plain District Hospital in June. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)
Gift of the Givers began its R10 million building renovation project at the Mitchells Plain District Hospital in June. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

Gift of the Givers to hand over R10m renovated Covid-19 ward in Mitchells Plain

By Theolin Tembo Time of article published Aug 5, 2020

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Cape Town - Humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers (GOTG), which began its R10-million building renovation project at the Mitchells Plain District Hospital in June, will conduct its official handover on Thursday.

GOTG donated R10-million towards renovating and equipping an entire ward at Mitchells Plain Hospital which will be used for Covid-19 patients.

The organisation partnered with the Mitchells Plain District Hospital to increase bed capacity and provide life-saving assistance. The ward has been equipped with 60 beds, oxygen machines and other necessary equipment needed for staff to care for Covid-19 patients.

The project will officially be handed over by GOTG Founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman to the Western Cape Government Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete at a plaque unveiling ceremony on Thursday, 6 August at 11am in Mitchells Plain.

Sooliman previously said: “Increasing capacity within a given hospital is infinitely more practical than setting up new remote facilities at non-hospital venues, given the acute staff and essential equipment shortage.

“Fortunately, Mitchells Plain Hospital has an entire wing that can be converted into a dedicated Covid-19 oxygen facility if funds were available to renovate, and further supported with beds, oxygen machines and other necessary equipment.”

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