CSN honours IMA-Dbn volunteers and staff
On Friday the 05th of Feb, the Caring Sisters Network (CSN) honoured the volunteers and the Ima-Dbn staff with a braai and a fun afternoon in gratitude for their dedicated service and assistance with the CSN Home Oxygen Campaign in collaboration with the IMASA-DBN branch Home Oxygen Campaign
The IMASA National Home Based Oxygen project was launched at the end of July 2020 when hospital beds were full, ICU and high care units could not cope with the demands.
During the 1st wave of the pandemic IMASA-Dbn procurred 38 oxygen concentrators for home use.
On the 25th of Dec 2020 CSN rose to the occasion of need to help raise funds for more oxygen concentrators in preparation for the 2nd wave.
The Caring Sisters Network has since the 25th of December 2020 to-date procured 330 oxygen concentrators. Donors to rose to the occasion of need from far and wide. We are most humbled and grateful to all our donors from the greater CSN network as well as the donors of IMASA network.
Over the past months and through out the peak of the second wave the volunteers and staff at the Durban of IMA worked hand in hand with the IMA-DBN excellent medical review team (Dr Ebrahim Khan, Dr Mahomed Solwa, Dr Mariam Amla, Dr Fahmeeda Shaik, Dr Yusuf Ameer, Dr Farzana Alli) and the oxygen campaign committee/ co-ordinators(Ms Yasiera Mahomed-Suliman, Dr Ebrahim Khan, Dr AK Peer) to provide a 24/7 service to all who were in need of home oxygen.
Certificates of appreciation were presented to all the volunteers :
(Mr Mohammed Paruk, Mrs Khatija Mahomed, Raees Mahomed, Yusuf Mahomed, Mohamed Salman Essop, Thabrez Khan,
Dareshan Moodley, Yaseen Mahomed Kinsey, Juwairiyyah Ismail, Humaira Ismail, Zakiyah Khan)
as well as to all the Durban branch staff (Fahiem Mahomed, Shirin Cassim, Saliha Haniff, Gcobani Khuselo Tuswa (Mike), Zaakira Ismail) who dedicated their time and effort to the project.
IMASA-Dbn has to-date loaned concentrator units to 260 patients for home use.
The prayers and well wishes received have been overwhelming.