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Cries of joy as water flows for first time in weeks at Joburg ...


Cries of joy as water flows for first time in weeks at Joburg hospital

Gift of the Givers has stepped in and sunk a borehole to alleviate Rahima Moosa hospital’s water woes

Gill Gifford

After 15 days of dry taps, trolley loads of buckets and bottled water, cries of excitement rang out at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Coronationville, Johannesburg, as water once again came splashing out of opened taps.

The resumed water supply was thanks to the intervention of Gift of the Givers, which arrived on the hospital premises early on Wednesday morning to dig a borehole, the long-awaited sustainable solution to the public hospital’s water crisis.

Like the nearby Helen Joseph Hospital, the hospital was hit by a water outage on May 19, and has had to continue operating and coping with an added patient load caused by last month’s closure of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital due to a fire...

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