AfriForum makes donation to East Rand clinic; organisations take hands against addiction

The civil rights organisation AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch and health portfolio this week donated face masks and hand sanitiser to the Elim Rehabilitation Centre in Kempton Park on the East Rand.

Elim treats people with all kinds of addictions and accepted 60 litres hand sanitiser and 100 face masks. In addition to that, AfriForum and Elim also started working together to combat various types of addictions, especially drugs, in Kempton Park.

Jan Vermaak, Chairperson of AfriForum’s Kempton Park branch, says such cooperation is necessary in the battle against health challenges like COVID-19 and addiction. “We are continuing to build on the good cooperation between the organisations and we support each other.”

Dr Eugene Brink, Manager of Health Affairs at AfriForum, says there is still a big need as far as decontamination agents and protective equipment are concerned. “Institutions have in most cases not budgeted for this or just simply cannot afford it. The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over and the continuation thereof places a lot of pressure on the resources of institutions. They take care of defenceless and dependent people and cannot work if they do not possess such equipment.

“Elim is an influential and experienced role-player as far as the combating of addiction is concerned and we are privileged to take hands with them to fight these evil deeds in the community. We also intend on extending the battle against addiction countrywide,” says Brink.

In addition, AfriForum will also soon launch a mobile clinic in Kempton Park and will as such undertake various preventive and healing actions to tackle the community’s health needs.

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