Gift of the Givers gets green light to drill boreholes at two Joburg hospitals

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Gift of the Givers has been given permission to drill boreholes at more Joburg hospitals.
Gift of the Givers has been given permission to drill boreholes at more Joburg hospitals.
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  • The Gauteng health department has granted Gift of the Givers Foundation permission to drill for boreholes at Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Hospital.
  • The foundation's water provision initiative came after the City of Johannesburg experienced water outages.
  • Gift of the Givers said they were grateful for the cooperation.

The Gauteng health department has granted Gift of the Givers Foundation permission to drill for boreholes at two hospitals in Johannesburg.

According to Gauteng health department spokesperson Kwara Kekana, there has been co-operation and support from the Gauteng Provincial Health Department, CEOs, management and infrastructure teams at both Rahima Moosa Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital in granting Gift of the Givers permission to drill for boreholes at these two facilities.

The foundation's water provision initiative came after the City of Johannesburg experienced water outages due to the low optimum inflow of water into systems and power failure.

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According to the foundation, the drilling of the borehole commenced on Friday morning.

"Drilling at Helen Joseph Hospital commenced at 08:00 on Friday, 11 June, at the first of eight possible sites mapped out by our geologist, Dr Gideon Groenewald. The drilling rig is on site," said Kekana.

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Gift of the Givers drilling a borehole at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.

Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman said they are extremely grateful for the co-operation received from the Gauteng Provincial Health Department to drill boreholes at their facilities. 

"The representative from the infrastructure department, Godwill Kekana, has gone beyond the call of duty to make the drilling a reality. The co-operation, support and flexibility from the CEOs, infrastructure department, management, and health care workers at both Rahima Moosa Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital has been nothing short of amazing," Sooliman added.

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The foundation said this was an example of the great success they can achieve when the government partners with private sectors and civil society.

According Sooliman, the borehole at Rahima Moosa Hospital should be connected to the hospital infrastructure by Friday, pumping 130 000 litres per day into the system, which covers the total requirement of the hospital water needs.

"The R700k borehole and everything associated with it has been generously sponsored by Implats," added Sooliman.

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