The Gift of the Givers has delivered crucial personal protective equipment to health workers at Eastern Cape hospitals in Cradock and Somerset East. They responded with the donation, after receiving calls from concerned health workers appealing for assistance.
South Africa recorded 130 new deaths on the 11th of August and 2511 new Covid-19 infections as the recovery rate hit 75% for the first time. Total infections since March now stand at over 566 000, while recoveries are at over 426 000 and the Covid-19 death toll is at 10751.In the Eastern Cape, there have been over 82000 infections, 77500 recoveries and 2296 Covid-19 related deaths.
Ali Sablay, Project Manager for the Gift of the Givers in the Eastern Cape, confirmed that they had donated 1000 KN95 masks, 500 3ply masks, 100 coveralls, 5x5L sanitiser, 400 gloves, 5 thermometers, 5 pulse oximeters, 20 scrubs, 200 shoe covers, 200 headcovers, 50 face shields at the Cradock Hospital.
“This is one of 30 hospitals that Gift of the Givers will be rolling out to the Eastern Cape. As we know, they are suffering without protection. We heard from the staff that they have been worried about some of their staff who are in the front line who have been in contact and isolation because they don’t have proper protection,” said Sablay.