Emergency trolleys for KDH

2018-01-11 06:00

Gift of the Givers handed over five emergency trolleys with accompanying mattresses to Khayelitsha District Hospital (KDH) recently.

According to Gift of the Givers chief Imtiaz Sooliman this is the beginning of a new relationship with KDH - a facility he said was recognised for its excellent performance under challenging circumstances.

He added that medical support forms part of the twenty one categories of projects established by Gift of the Givers.

“The intervention in Khayelitsha Hospital is one of multiple medical projects we undertake. In other areas we supply food for patients and their families, high energy and protein supplements for the compromised.

He said they also provided other hospitals with linen, detergents, adult diapers, disposable medical supplies, medicines, medical furniture, R1 million ultrasound machine and other medical equipment, infrastructure upgrades, establishment of primary health care facilities.

Sooliman said they were paying for “catch up” weekend surgery and providing volunteer medical teams, at a cost of over R30 million over the last few years are some of the services they have provided locally.

“The primary focus is to improve the quality of patient care and make the medical experience a pleasant one. Establishment of an arthroplasty unit in the Eastern Cape is the next major step,” he added.

KDH board chairpeson Zolile Feni said they were thrilled with the donation of five beds handed over by the Gift of Givers.

“We note the generouse work than by your organisation world wide and we are happy that you opened your heart to the community of Khayelitsha,” said Feni.

KDH chief executive officer Anwar Kharwa said he also pleased with the donation.

“These will ease a lot of pressure and ensure significant relief,” he said.

He said the hospital was experiencing large volumes of patients in the emergency section during weekends. Most were victims of stab wounds and violenct altercations.

Khayelitsha Health Forum’s Mzamo Ndibongo said contrary to criticism levelled at KDH the hospital was performing “very well”.

“The staff is very dedicated and we are doing all we can to address issues pertaininto service delivery,” Ndibongo said.

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