Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
12 May 2021
10:06 pm

Nurses Day: Making a difference in the face of Covid-19

Reitumetse Makwea

Gauteng health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi thanked nurses and all other staff members for their dedication during the pandemic.

Picture: Jacques Nelles

Once a nurse, always a nurse. Once you start caring for people, you realise it’s more than a job. And when the call went out for help as Covid-19 swamped the country, Boitumelo Moseki didn’t hesitate to come out of retirement and get back onto the wards. Moseki, who retired as nursing manager at Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa, north of Pretoria, went back to the frontline of the pandemic fight at Phedisong clinic in Ga-Rankuwa. After 30 years of service as a nurse, she couldn’t imagine not volunteering to help out. But, with a giggle she acknowledges that...