Awards for ex­celling health em­ploy­ees

Con­tinue to let your light shine and refuse to be the weak­est link to our health care sys­tem

Inner City Gazette - - News - By Staff Re­porter [email protected]­

Aim­ing to recog­nise and ac­knowl­edge the hard work and ac­com­plish­ments of the in­di­vid­u­als and teams, the Jo­han­nes­burg Health Dis­trict in part­ner­ship with City of Jo­han­nes­burg Mu­nic­i­pal­ity con­ducted Staff Ex­cel­lence Awards. This ex­cep­tional event was held at Re­cep­tion Room, Civic Boule­vard, in Braam­fontein.

Dr Mpho Pha­latse, Mem­ber of May­oral Com­mit­tee for Health and So­cial Devel­op­ment port­fo­lio hap­pened to be among dig­ni­taries who graced with her pres­ence to the event.

“I feel so hon­oured to be part of this pres­ti­gious event, where em­ploy­ees who demon­strated an abil­ity and will­ing­ness to work pos­i­tively with oth­ers will be awarded. I am say­ing to them, we be­lieve in you and to­gether we can change the neg­a­tive per­cep­tion that peo­ple have about our health fa­cil­i­ties.

Con­tinue to let your light shine and refuse to be the weak­est link to our health care sys­tem,” Dr Pha­latse com­mented. Among the win­ners was Ivory Park clinic on spe­cial project cat­e­gory. This clinic con­verted an area that was used by the com­mu­nity as il­le­gal dump­ing site into a veg­etable garden. The veg­etable is sold to the com­mu­nity at a very rea­son­able price. Senzo Mchunu, Hu- man Re­source Prac­ti­tioner in Jo­han­nes­burg Health Dis­trict could not hide his hap­pi­ness as he was re­ceiv­ing his tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate for be­ing an out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual who con­sis­tently go be­yond the call of duty, and he had to say that: “I thought I was dream­ing when my name was called.

“I thought I was just in­vited to at- tend an event, with­out know­ing that I would be among peo­ple re­ceiv­ing awards to­day” Mchunu said with a smile. Chief Di­rec­tor for Jo­han­nes­burg Health Dis­trict, Mogeru More­wane has for­warded her grat­i­tude to all com­pa­nies con­trib­uted to­wards en­sur­ing that this event be­came a suc­cess.

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