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)

WATCH: Mitchells Plain Hospital’s R10 million renovated Covid-19 ward

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.


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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