Gift of the Gives gets green light to drill boreholes in two Johannesburg hospitals

Gift of the Gives has been approved to drill boreholes in other hospitals in Johannesburg.

  • Gauteng Health Department has granted the Gift of the Gives Foundation permission to drill boreholes at Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Hospital.
  • The foundation’s water supply initiative came after the city of Johannesburg experienced water outages.
  • Gift of the Gives said they were grateful for the cooperation.

Gauteng’s health department has authorized the Gift of the Gives Foundation to drill boreholes in two hospitals in Johannesburg.

According to Gauteng Department of Health spokesperson Kwara Kekana, Gauteng Provincial Department of Health, CEOs, hospital management and infrastructure teams Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph cooperated and supported to grant Gift of the Gives permission to drill boreholes. in these two establishments.

The foundation’s water supply initiative came after the city of Johannesburg experienced water outages due to low optimal water flow through systems and a power failure.

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

“Drilling at the Helen Joseph Hospital began at 8:00 am on Friday, June 11, at the first of eight possible sites mapped by our geologist, Dr Gideon Groenewald. The drilling rig is on site,” Kekana said.

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Donation from donors drilling borehole at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital.

Gift of the Gives founder Imtiaz Sooliman said they were extremely grateful for the cooperation received from the Gauteng provincial health department to drill boreholes at their facilities.

The representative of the infrastructure department, Godwill Kekana, went beyond the call of duty to make drilling a reality. The cooperation, support and flexibility of CEOs, infrastructure department, management and Healthcare workers at both Rahima Moosa Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital were just amazing, ”Sooliman added.

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

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

“The R700k drill and everything associated with it have been generously sponsored by Implats,” added Sooliman.

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