Youth show appreciation for Hospital Frontline workers

Nurses even shed tears and really showed appreciation to the event as it came as a surprise.

Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital workers who have been in the frontline fighting and caring for patients infected by Covid 19 were honoured by the youth of Ga-Rankuwa who gathered outside the  Hospital main gate singing their praises as a token of appreciation.

Led by a team from ward 32, comprising of Ward Councillor Floyd Thema, Mr Ramasodi Sekgothe who spearheaded the event assisted by Mr. Tshepo Mataboge.

Youth of Ga-Rankuwa who gathered outside the Hospital main gate singing their praises as a token of appreciation

Councillor Thema said “I’m here with my brothers in arms, Tshepo and Ramasodi. Today we have gathered with the young people of Ga-Rankuwa to give appreciation to the staff of George Mukhari to show them that we love and appreciate them. If it wasn’t for them, Ga-rankuwa would not be a better place.”

Led by a team from ward 32, comprising of Ward Councillor Floyd Thema, Mr Ramasodi Sekgothe who spearheaded the event assisted by Mr. Tshepo Mataboge.

 Sekgothe said “The idea came about of changing the way youth day is being celebrated which is by drinking alcohol and frequenting pubs and night clubs. The health care workers put their lives on the line on a daily. It is their duty yes, but for them to swiftly soldier on during this pandemic is quite an applaudable achievement.”

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“The message we wanted to send out is, let’s change our mindsets and think of the future generation.The initiative aimed at encouraging the youth across the country to think and celebrate youth day in a different manner. The country needs young, innovative leaders who will be trusted.  “-Ramasodi Sekgothe

Ramasodi added that the reception from the health workers was heart-warming. The nurses even shed tears and really showed appreciation to the event as it came as a surprise. “It is so heart-warming to have put a smile on their faces” said Ramasodi

The Hospital Communications Manager Zwide Ndwandwe said “I heard about what happened but I can’t comment on the matter.”

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