Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg reached out to Gift of the Givers for help with their water issues, and the humanitarian aid organisation promptly responded. Prof Aftab Younis, a doctor at the hospital, made the plea for assistance as reported by the Times Live. In the past, Gift of the Givers had already installed a borehole at the facility to address water problems. However, during regular load-shedding, the water supply couldn’t reach the upper floors and wards due to high demand and insufficient pressure from backup generators..
To resolve this issue, Gift of the Givers donated a total of 192 boxes of 4 x 5L bottles, equating to 3,840 litres of water, generously provided by Woolworths. This donation will help alleviate the water shortage at the hospital. Previously, TimesLIVE reported on the hospital’s low water pressure, which impacted critical areas such as the emergency department, intensive care unit, and select wards. Technicians from the Department of infrastructure development, Johannesburg Water, and the hospital’s facility management unit identified the cause of the problem—an open valve within the hospital network’s ring feed, which had to be closed to restore water pressure.
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