Gift of the Givers drills for water – without payment – at Helen Joseph Hospital
Gift of the Givers is drilling for water at Helen Joseph Hospital
The government does not understand urgency, says its Director, Imtiaz Sooliman
The Gauteng Department of Health Department has given Gift of the Givers the go-ahead to drill for water at Helen Joseph Hospital.
The hospital was left with an erratic supply after two transformers needed to pump water failed.
The hospital was forced to cancel surgeries and toilets could not be flushed.
Relief organisation Gift of The Givers has once again come to the rescue of those in dire need of basic services.— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 11, 2021
The Gauteng Health Department has given the NGO the green light to assist in allevating the water crisis at Helen Joseph Hospital. pic.twitter.com/2nAXZcU2my
"This donation is from Gift of the Givers,” says the NGO’s founder, Imtiaz Sooliman.
“It doesn't cost the government anything, it's something they've not budgeted for, which is fair.
“We did not apply for money or ask for money or look for money, we just do what we have to do.
“If we have to wait for funding then we defeat the purpose of urgency, emergency and disaster."
Mandy Wiener interviewed Sooliman (scroll up to listen).
We started drilling this morning… There was a little bit of water, but nothing to shout about… We think the best water we’ll get is around 160 metres.Imtiaz Sooliman, Director - Gift of the Givers
Elective cases had to be cancelled… You can’t wash anything, you can’t go to the toilet, you can’t go to the bathroom…Imtiaz Sooliman, Director - Gift of the Givers
Government doesn’t understand urgency, emergency, and disaster… They have to change the way they do things! … They need to look at their systems… It can be done!Imtiaz Sooliman, Director - Gift of the Givers
Source : Eyewitness News