The donation of five wheelchairs and 60 walking sticks by the Al-Imdaad Foundation to the Kimberley Hospital, in an effort to improve the health standard in the province, was praised by the Northern Cape Department of Health. The wheelchairs assist patients who cannot walk because of an ailment or an injury when arriving at hospital and walking sticks assist those requiring mild assistance. According to the department, the wheelchairs will be used in the accident andemergency unit for transporting patients around the hospital. The new head at the department, Steven Jonkers, looks forward to a continuous partnership between the government and other stakeholders that will improve the quality of life among communities. “No amount of words can fully express our gratitude to the foundation for the generous donation,” he said. The Al-Imdaad Foundation is a South African non-profit humanitarian aid relief organisation dedicated to provi-ding assistance in crisis and non-crisis situationsto orphans, widows and the destitute, irrespective of race, religion, culture, creed and geographical boundary. The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s health and medical programmes include establishing medical centres, training medical staff, coordinating health workshops and training people in the handling of HIV and Aids.