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@MANCOSA will be hosting Gift of the Givers, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman for a LIVE streaming Global Academic Series.Attend the Masterclass to access invaluable insights and opinions – the time to serve humanity is now!#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #humandevelopment #education #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER 🗓@MANCOSA will be hosting Gift of the Givers, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman for a LIVE streaming Global Academic Series.Attend the Masterclass to access invaluable insights and opinions – the time to serve humanity is now!#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #HumanDevelopment #Education #SA #SouthAfrica

#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

🤝 Strengthening partnerships for positive impact!

We had the pleasure of hosting Imraan Noorbhai, KZN Provincial Manager of @StandardBank, at our head office in Pietermaritzburg. It was a fruitful discussion on matters of mutual interest, reaffirming our longstanding relationship. @StandardBank has been our trusted banking partner since day one, supporting our mission every step of the way.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #humandevelopment #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

🤝 Strengthening partnerships for positive impact!We had the pleasure of hosting Imraan Noorbhai, KZN Provincial Manager of @StandardBank, at our head office in Pietermaritzburg. It was a fruitful discussion on matters of mutual interest, reaffirming our longstanding relationship. @StandardBank has been our trusted banking partner since day one, supporting our mission every step of the way.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #HumanDevelopment #SA #SouthAfrica

Gift of the Givers Careline Counselling strategy meeting – a successful kickoff indeed.

We hosted our first Core Group Meeting, strategising for an impactful year ahead. We welcomed and oriented new practicums from esteemed institutions like UKZN, Humanitas, SACAP, Unisa, and ASCHP, ready to embark on their Work Integrated Learning journey with us.Despite being just a few weeks young, Careline is thrilled to share feedback on our recent workshops and trainings, including:• Family Mediation• Alternate Dispute Resolution• Family Reunification• Psycho-Social After Care Services• Monitoring and Evaluation• Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) - a specialized trauma training.We’ve also reaffirmed our commitment to delivering professional and confidential services by recontracting with our amazing volunteers and staff.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #HumanDevelopment #SA #SouthAfrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers Careline Counselling strategy meeting – a successful kickoff indeed.We hosted our first Core Group Meeting, strategising for an impactful year ahead. We welcomed and oriented new practicums from esteemed institutions like UKZN, Humanitas, SACAP, Unisa, and ASCHP, ready to embark on their Work Integrated Learning journey with us.
Despite being just a few weeks young, Careline is thrilled to share feedback on our recent workshops and trainings, including:
• Family Mediation
• Alternate Dispute Resolution
• Family Reunification
• Psycho-Social After Care Services
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) - a specialized trauma training.We’ve also reaffirmed our commitment to delivering professional and confidential services by recontracting with our amazing volunteers and staff.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #HumanDevelopment #SA #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Join us!

MANCOSA will be hosting Gift of the Givers, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman for a LIVE streaming Global Academic Series.Attend the Masterclass to access invaluable insights and opinions – the time to serve humanity is now!Date: 26 February 2024Time: 9amVenue: 16 samora machel street durban#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #humandevelopment #education #sa #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Join us!MANCOSA will be hosting Gift of the Givers, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman for a LIVE streaming Global Academic Series.Attend the Masterclass to access invaluable insights and opinions – the time to serve humanity is now!Date: 26 February 2024
Time: 9am
Venue: 16 samora machel street durban#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #HumanDevelopment #Education #SA #SouthAfrica

Gift of the Givers hosted at Standard Bank economy presentation 📉.

The presentation was addressed by Goolam Ballim, chief economist at @Standard Bank.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #sa #humandevelopment #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Gift of the Givers hosted at Standard Bank economy presentation 📉.The presentation was addressed by Goolam Ballim, chief economist at @Standard Bank.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #SA #HumanDevelopment #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Congratulations!

South Africa's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Thami Mseleku, receives the 2023 African of the Year Award from the Nigerian Information Minister on behalf of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman, and mentions a few words of acknowledgment.The award was organised by the Daily Trust of Nigeria, and Dr Sooliman was among 736 nominations. The decision came after a panel of six judges took 36 days to deliberate and finally select a winner.To contribute towards our interventions visit:🌐 : www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #forthegreatergood #sa #humandevelopment #southafrica ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations!South Africas High Commissioner to Nigeria, Thami Mseleku, receives the 2023 African of the Year Award from the Nigerian Information Minister on behalf of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman, and mentions a few words of acknowledgment.The award was organised by the Daily Trust of Nigeria, and Dr Sooliman was among 736 nominations. The decision came after a panel of six judges took 36 days to deliberate and finally select a winner.To contribute towards our interventions visit:
🌐 : http://www.giftofthegivers.org/make-a-difference
📞 : 0800 786 911#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #SA #HumanDevelopment #SouthAfricaImage attachmentImage attachment

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