Hout Bay Fire Relief Effort

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On the 11th March 2017 an estimated 2,200 homes were destroyed leaving approximately 10,000 people displaced without food, clothes or shelter after a fire ravaged Mandela Park in Hout Bay which left the community traumatised and in desperate need of support. The Cipla Foundation have deployed a disaster relief medical unit to provide assistance to the affected community.

The Cipla Foundation, guided by the Western Cape Department of Health and local community leadership, have located a temporary facility on the Hout Bay sports grounds below Mandela Park to help alleviate the administrative task of replacing the victims’ documents needed to access vital medication and necessary health care services.

 

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Paul Miller, Cipla Medro South Africa CEO, pointed out that due to this massive dis-aster, many residents have lost important medical documents such as Road to Health booklets and Clinic Cards and are now facing the struggle of getting back into the health system.

“Consequently, some of these residents are now not able to get their much needed regular chronic medication for treatment of HIV, TB and other chronic conditions. The community leaders also advised that patients’ chronic medicine were destroyed in the fire and they therefore need their medicine to be re-issued.”

“Following consultation with all stakeholders, this initiative will assist with re-connecting displaced people back into the established health care system. The Cipla Foundation will provide a temporary facility and nursing staff to service the initiative under the guidance of the Western Cape Department of Health,” says Miller.

“We are confident that this Cipla Foundation disaster relief medical unit will provide some assistance needed during this difficult time to help the fire victims to regain access to quality health care as soon as possible,” he concludes.

[VIDEO] Meeting with the community and setting up the Relief Unit

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