CAPE TOWN –The Mitchells Plain District Hospital received a R10 million donation from the humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers towards renovating an entire ward to be used to treat Covid-19 patients.
The newly named Freesia Ward was unveiled on Thursday and officially handed over by Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.
“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,” said Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.
“Fortunately, Mitchells Plain Hospital had an entire wing that we could convert into a dedicated Covid-19 oxygen facility within a short space of time,” he said.
.@GiftoftheGivers has generously donated R10 million towards renovating and equipping an entire ward of Mitchells Plain Hospital, which will be used to treat COVID-19 patients.👏 💕 🙏 pic.twitter.com/DXWCAse7eO
— Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) August 7, 2020
The renovated ward was equipped with 60 new beds, oxygen machines and other necessary equipment needed to care for Covid-19 patients.
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