The Public Servants Association(PSA) donated sixteen blood pressure monitors to Free State Health at Bophelo House in Bloemfontein.
Members of the union for public servants donated close to R32000 for the purchase of these monitors. Lynsie Pelser, PSA spokesperson, said that the equipment was donated for by members of the association and the members hope the monitors will make a difference in the medical institutions that will be receiving them.
She said this as she handed the equipment over to Bophelo House CEO Dr Balekile Mzangwa, who was in high spirits said he appreciates the gesture and hopes the medical institutions that will receive these monitors will use them appropriately and without discrimination towards patients.
Spokesperson for the provincial Health department, Mondli Mvambi was also present and said that the donation signifies the Spirit of Ubuntu and resonates with the festive message by MEC for Health Butana Kompela, which called on all South Africans to be as giving to others as possible this Festive Season.
Mvambi said he hopes the same spirit will inspire other organizations to do the same and that individuals will give contributions to good causes where they can, no matter how small.
The monitors will be given to various public health facilities in the Free State including Bloemfontein, Sasolburg as well as Heilbron.