MAP PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO NEWBORNS ON NEW YEARS
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Maluti-A-Phofung Executive Mayor Cllr Vusimusi William Tshabalala collaboratively with Members of Mayoral Committee, Councillors, Pastors and MAP employees celebrated the New Year by welcoming new-born babies from Mofumahadi Manapo Reginal Hospital and Elizabeth Ross both located at Qwaqwa and Thebe District Hospital located in Harrismith. The initiative in essence was to promote good governance and social responsibility.
As mothers presented cheerful smiles after Tshabalala surprised them with goodies grace was delivered by the Pastors to give Glory to God for the delivery of healthy babies and protection over their lives as they grow to be prosperous. The maternity at Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli Regional Hospital recorded two new-borns of which one is a male born at 00:40 weighing 2265g and a female born at 01:30 weighing 3285g. The entourage embarked on the tour at the health institution to ensure that service delivery takes centre stage it was discovered that two ladies had been given medical attention to deliver their precious cargos. With that knowledge that came to play at that particular juncture Executive Mayor showered the mothers and much anticipated new-borns with gifts.
Elizabeth Ross Hospital recorded two babies with a possibility of two more to be born during the day. Thebe Regional Hospital at Intabazwe six packages of gifts were given to babies and their mothers as a baby girl was born with 2:7g weight at 04:50 hour, there were other babies born on the 31st December 2017 and the days before. One of the babies born on the 19th December 2017 was born pre-maturely and kept under medical supervision in the incubator at the time of the visit.
Executive Mayor also engaged with patients Nkgono Roselina Ramaisa, Nkgono Emma Twala to show humanity, support and love. One of the patients jubilantly expressed “Ngwanaka ke thabile haholo ha ele mona Majoro wa rona a nkile nako ya haye hotla mona sepetlele sa rona, re thaba haele mona antse a hopola batho ba tshwanang le rona”. In conclusion this visitation was done as a result of putting people and their needs first to show humanity and sow love seeds.
By: Bongiwe Vilakazi