GIFT OF THE GIVERS GRAAF-REINET SERVES AS
MEETING POINT FOR MEC AND EC DOCTORS
22 September 2021
Budget cuts, economic challenges and Covid-19 has put a severe strain on the finances of the Eastern Cape Health Department. Gift of the Givers heeded the calls of desperation from CEO's and Health Care Workers (HCW's) from hospitals throughout the province for basic supplies.
Wheels were set in motion and our superlinks from Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town logistics centres delivered urgent supplies to our Graaff-Reinet warehouse in preparation to supply thirty three hospitals and nineteen clinics with bulk food, hygiene packs, linen savers, adult and baby diapers for patients, and PPE's, pulse oximeters and non-contact thermometers for HCW's.
Health MEC, Ms Nomakhosazana Meth, and her team, out of appreciation for this service to government institutions and the community will grace the handover in Graaff-Reinet at 11am on Thursday, 23 September. Messages of gratitude have been received from the HOD, Dr Rolene Wagner, and Premier Oscar Mabuyane.
The attendance of the MEC has motivated doctors to utilise the event to engage the MEC on pressing matters and will be driving from up to six hours away for the purpose. Meals for all the vehicle drivers, doctors and the entourage will be provided by Gift of the Givers in pursuance of building relations to work hand in hand in the interest of the disadvantaged in our country.
Gift of the Givers will deliver R2 million of medicines to the Mthatha Pharmacy DC next week with more to follow. Hospital infrastructure upgrades and drilling of additional boreholes at hospitals will continue. Our drilling team has visited many hospitals in preparation for another major intervention.
Today Gift of the Givers delivered food parcels and hygiene packs to Aberdeen for 475 farmers and their workers.