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#InsightfulRead: Why did you become a doctor? Is it just about the money? Where is your conscience, morals, and integrity?

Gift of the Givers founder calls out greedy doctors, says priority should be to save livesGift of the Givers founder and humanitarian expert, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, on Saturday told doctors attending the SA Medical Association conference where to get off, calling on them to stop being greedy and change their attitudes if they want to fix the country's health system.Sooliman did not mince his words, calling out greedy doctors who seemed to forget that they were in the business of saving lives. He said some of the doctors' and politicians' greed was exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic when they made choices that were not in the best interest of patients. Sooliman was speaking on the last day of the three-day conference in Johannesburg, which was held under the theme Towards strengthening health systems.He challenged all health professionals and doctors attending the conference to put "a hand over your hearts and think deeply why you became doctors".Sooliman said:Before we can change and strengthen the health system, we first need to take stock of ourselves, take stock of yourselves. As doctors you need to fix your attitude and remember why you became a doctor and put a hand in your hearts. Surely it can't be about the money. Yes, you make a lot of money as doctors but you also vowed to save lives. Pardon me I say it like it is. So, before we can dream of changing the health system we need to address the corruption in the roles we play and also interrogate the greediness to make more money than focusing on saving lives for the masses.He added:“During Covid, I had an encounter where Gift of the Givers saw the need to intervene in sourcing oxygen machines in other countries for our people as thousands were admitted for Covid-19 infections and Covid-related complications.“Thank goodness for people like us, because we moonlight in the health departments as we go around fixing hospitals and refurbishing old wards that sit unused because there's no money to fix and maintain [them]. We then began to see how some doctors and political leaders started to show their true colours as they preferred to use high oxygen demand machines and refused to buy new C-pap type machines that used lesser oxygen and saved more lives in many hospitals across the country.”He said these politicians noticed they were losing money with the new machines and opted to let people die because of greediness. "These machines used way less gas and supplied more oxygen than the old machines and guess what, they refused to adopt them when others saw the importance."South Africa needed people with more compassion and spirituality in the decision-making positions in the heath sector.The truth is that so many people would not have died during Covid if we had enough oxygen machines. People died because of lack of oxygen in greedy hospitals and that is the sad truth. “We need doctors who will understand that the principle of saving lives requires no money from the people you’re serving. The patients just need love and hope before their medicines. So have more compassion. After you have taken millions worth of contracts from the government, you then fail to avail yourself at the public hospital to help patients."He said most doctors sat in their fancy private practices and neglected their duties in the public hospitals.He asked:Why did you become a doctor? Is it just about the money? Where is your conscience, morals and integrity?Sooliman added that the health department should get rid of the unnecessary positions that take up big salaries while frontline workers such as the doctors and nurses remain unemployed.He said:We have new graduates finishing this year. They will have completed their studies and served their community services and internships. And government has no money to fund their jobs, but they can fund the useless positions that fail on management tasks.Officials such as district medical directors should not just be paid fat cheques and not be held accountable when things go wrong in facilities.Sooliman expalined:It is sad to see how doctors sign big fat contracts to work at public institutions, then always be camping in their fancy private practices when they are needed to move backlogs in hospitals. I would like to thank all doctors that are giving up their time and money to help with the surgical backlogs. That is the compassion we are talking about. And all the frontline workers who put in extra time to avail themselves for work in the public hospitals.He said the many of the problems in the health system started in the management. "Maintenance is no longer done at public hospitals. The budgets are there yearly but no one can tell you where the funds go. You need be remorseful as doctors and be transparent about your budget," he said.Sooliman said although many facilities were refurbished under pressure during the pandemic, many hospitals were old and had old infrastructure that needed refurbishing, with some needing total reconstruction. He said government could only start talking about rolling out the National Health Insurance after` fixing the core issues of the doctors and management.- Promise Marupeng#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #HumanDevelopment #SA #SouthAfrica ... See MoreSee Less

#InsightfulRead: Why did you become a doctor? Is it just about the money? Where is your conscience, morals, and integrity?Gift of the Givers founder calls out greedy doctors, says priority should be to save livesGift of the Givers founder and humanitarian expert, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman, on Saturday told doctors attending the SA Medical Association conference where to get off, calling on them to stop being greedy and change their attitudes if they want to fix the countrys health system.Sooliman did not mince his words, calling out greedy doctors who seemed to forget that they were in the business of saving lives. He said some of the doctors and politicians greed was exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic when they made choices that were not in the best interest of patients. Sooliman was speaking on the last day of the three-day conference in Johannesburg, which was held under the theme Towards strengthening health systems.He challenged all health professionals and doctors attending the conference to put a hand over your hearts and think deeply why you became doctors.Sooliman said:Before we can change and strengthen the health system, we first need to take stock of ourselves, take stock of yourselves. As doctors you need to fix your attitude and remember why you became a doctor and put a hand in your hearts. Surely it cant be about the money. Yes, you make a lot of money as doctors but you also vowed to save lives. Pardon me I say it like it is. So, before we can dream of changing the health system we need to address the corruption in the roles we play and also interrogate the greediness to make more money than focusing on saving lives for the masses.
He added:“During Covid, I had an encounter where Gift of the Givers saw the need to intervene in sourcing oxygen machines in other countries for our people as thousands were admitted for Covid-19 infections and Covid-related complications.“Thank goodness for people like us, because we moonlight in the health departments as we go around fixing hospitals and refurbishing old wards that sit unused because theres no money to fix and maintain [them]. We then began to see how some doctors and political leaders started to show their true colours as they preferred to use high oxygen demand machines and refused to buy new C-pap type machines that used lesser oxygen and saved more lives in many hospitals across the country.”He said these politicians noticed they were losing money with the new machines and opted to let people die because of greediness. These machines used way less gas and supplied more oxygen than the old machines and guess what, they refused to adopt them when others saw the importance.South Africa needed people with more compassion and spirituality in the decision-making positions in the heath sector.The truth is that so many people would not have died during Covid if we had enough oxygen machines. People died because of lack of oxygen in greedy hospitals and that is the sad truth. “We need doctors who will understand that the principle of saving lives requires no money from the people you’re serving. The patients just need love and hope before their medicines. So have more compassion. After you have taken millions worth of contracts from the government, you then fail to avail yourself at the public hospital to help patients.He said most doctors sat in their fancy private practices and neglected their duties in the public hospitals.He asked:Why did you become a doctor? Is it just about the money? Where is your conscience, morals and integrity?
Sooliman added that the health department should get rid of the unnecessary positions that take up big salaries while frontline workers such as the doctors and nurses remain unemployed.He said:We have new graduates finishing this year. They will have completed their studies and served their community services and internships. And government has no money to fund their jobs, but they can fund the useless positions that fail on management tasks.
Officials such as district medical directors should not just be paid fat cheques and not be held accountable when things go wrong in facilities.Sooliman expalined:It is sad to see how doctors sign big fat contracts to work at public institutions, then always be camping in their fancy private practices when they are needed to move backlogs in hospitals. I would like to thank all doctors that are giving up their time and money to help with the surgical backlogs. That is the compassion we are talking about. And all the frontline workers who put in extra time to avail themselves for work in the public hospitals.
He said the many of the problems in the health system started in the management. Maintenance is no longer done at public hospitals. The budgets are there yearly but no one can tell you where the funds go. You need be remorseful as doctors and be transparent about your budget, he said.Sooliman said although many facilities were refurbished under pressure during the pandemic, many hospitals were old and had old infrastructure that needed refurbishing, with some needing total reconstruction. He said government could only start talking about rolling out the National Health Insurance after` fixing the core issues of the doctors and management.- Promise Marupeng#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #HumanDevelopment #SA #SouthAfrica

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman recently had the honour of meeting organisers at the SAMA Conference, held at the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre! 🤝 It was an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and share ideas with fellow healthcare professionals.

At Gift of the Givers, we are committed to making a positive impact in every way possible, and events like these allow us to strengthen partnerships and explore new avenues for support.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #healthcare #DisasterResponse #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman recently had the honour of meeting organisers at the SAMA Conference, held at the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre! 🤝 It was an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and share ideas with fellow healthcare professionals.At Gift of the Givers, we are committed to making a positive impact in every way possible, and events like these allow us to strengthen partnerships and explore new avenues for support.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #DisasterResponse #SA #SouthAfrica

Making a meaningful impact in Willowvale! Gift of the Givers team visited Kulo Jingqi Clinic in Mahasana Village to lend a helping hand.

We’re proud to donate essential PPE including non-surgical gowns, face shields, coveralls, and head mops to support their vital work. Together, we’re ensuring safety and protection for healthcare heroes on the frontlines. 💙To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfrica ... See MoreSee Less

Making a meaningful impact in Willowvale! Gift of the Givers team visited Kulo Jingqi Clinic in Mahasana Village to lend a helping hand.We’re proud to donate essential PPE including non-surgical gowns, face shields, coveralls, and head mops to support their vital work. Together, we’re ensuring safety and protection for healthcare heroes on the frontlines. 💙To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfrica

Great news 🙏🏼.

The newly built Multipurpose Training Centre facilities at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town will soon open its doors. Gift of the Givers in partnership with the Board of Victoria Hospital recently completed this new facility which will be opening on 21, February, 2024.This brings a great opportunity to the people of Wynberg.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #healthcare #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Great news 🙏🏼.The newly built Multipurpose Training Centre facilities at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town will soon open its doors. Gift of the Givers in partnership with the Board of Victoria Hospital recently completed this new facility which will be opening on 21, February, 2024.This brings a great opportunity to the people of Wynberg.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment

Gift of the Givers construction team embarked on a significant endeavour with the support of @Absa who funded the demolition of over 15 kitchens at Chris Hani Baragwanth Hospital in Gauteng.

This hospital, recognised as the largest in Africa, encompasses various kitchen wards, including Maternity, Urology, ENT, Cancer, and General Medical Wards.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #healthcare #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers construction team embarked on a significant endeavour with the support of @Absa who funded the demolition of over 15 kitchens at Chris Hani Baragwanth Hospital in Gauteng.This hospital, recognised as the largest in Africa, encompasses various kitchen wards, including Maternity, Urology, ENT, Cancer, and General Medical Wards.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment

On February 15, 2024, Gift of the Givers conducted a distribution mission in Mpumalanga Province, providing essential supplies to schools and clinics. The objective was to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of learners, teachers, and healthcare workers.

Supplies included sanitisers, clothing packs, and sanitary packs which were distributed to:* Warburton Combined School* Redhill Primary School* Torbanite Primary School* Tsatselani Primary School* Ntababomvu Primary School* The Gem Combined School* Baadjiesbult Combined School* Thokozani Combined School* Siphakamile Combined School* Ethembeni Primary SchoolHospitals 🏥 Benefited:* Caroline hospital* Redhill hospital* And 8 local clinicsAdditionally, a food parcel was provided to a widow supporting seven children. This effort reflects Gift of the Givers’ commitment to serving communities in need and positively impacting Mpumalanga Province farm schools.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Education #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfrica ... See MoreSee Less

On February 15, 2024, Gift of the Givers conducted a distribution mission in Mpumalanga Province, providing essential supplies to schools and clinics. The objective was to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of learners, teachers, and healthcare workers.Supplies included sanitisers, clothing packs, and sanitary packs which were distributed to:*               Warburton Combined School
*  Redhill Primary School
*  Torbanite Primary School
*  Tsatselani Primary School
*  Ntababomvu Primary School
*  The Gem Combined School
*  Baadjiesbult Combined School
*  Thokozani Combined School
*  Siphakamile Combined School
*  Ethembeni Primary SchoolHospitals 🏥 Benefited:* Caroline hospital
* Redhill hospital
* And 8 local clinicsAdditionally, a food parcel was provided to a widow supporting seven children. This effort reflects Gift of the Givers’ commitment to serving communities in need and positively impacting Mpumalanga Province farm schools.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Education #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Gift of the Givers has recently delivered protective suits and other essential equipment to Phoenix Child Welfare. The suits are designed to protect medical staff and patients from potential infections, making them a crucial tool in the fight against the spread of diseases. The centre will distribute these suits to neighbouring organizations that need them, ensuring that those who are working on the front lines of healthcare are properly protected at all times.

To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #healthcare #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers has recently delivered protective suits and other essential equipment to Phoenix Child Welfare. The suits are designed to protect medical staff and patients from potential infections, making them a crucial tool in the fight against the spread of diseases. The centre will distribute these suits to neighbouring organizations that need them, ensuring that those who are working on the front lines of healthcare are properly protected at all times.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment

Gift of the Givers team received a request from Dr Aftab Younus from the Orthopedic ward at Helen Joseph Hospital to assist them with Electric plaster saws. The hospital had only one in the ward, which made it difficult to assist the approximately 200 patients they see each day.

Electric plaster saws are crucial tools used for patients recovering from orthopedic operations, capable of effectively cutting various types of bandages.In response to this need, the Gift of the Givers team visited Helen Joseph Hospital and generously donated four Electric plaster saws to support the medical staff in their duties.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #healthcare #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers team received a request from Dr Aftab Younus from the Orthopedic ward at Helen Joseph Hospital to assist them with Electric plaster saws. The hospital had only one in the ward, which made it difficult to assist the approximately 200 patients they see each day.Electric plaster saws are crucial tools used for patients recovering from orthopedic operations, capable of effectively cutting various types of bandages.In response to this need, the Gift of the Givers team visited Helen Joseph Hospital and generously donated four Electric plaster saws to support the medical staff in their duties.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachment

Gift of the Givers supply sanitary supplies to unemployed women 👏🏼.

While many initiatives focus on the girl child in the school and the lack of sanitary towels or access to sanitary towels, often the older women are forgotten.So many unemployed women use unhygienic materials, that can lead to serious infections. Many who are living in poverty say that when it comes to choosing whether to buy a packet of sanitary towels or a loaf of bread, they will rather choose the loaf of bread that will benefit the whole family.Gift of the Givers chose to remember these women and supply sanitary towels to rural villages. Our initiative also included providing sanitary towels to the girl children who are in school.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #healthcare #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers supply sanitary supplies to unemployed women 👏🏼.While many initiatives focus on the girl child in the school and the lack of sanitary towels or access to sanitary towels, often the older women are forgotten.So many unemployed women use unhygienic materials, that can lead to serious infections. Many who are living in poverty say that when it comes to choosing whether to buy a packet of sanitary towels or a loaf of bread, they will rather choose the loaf of bread that will benefit the whole family.Gift of the Givers chose to remember these women and supply sanitary towels to rural villages. Our initiative also included providing sanitary towels to the girl children who are in school.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #Healthcare #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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