Heroes don’t always wear capes
Amidst the collapsing health system in the country Mashashane Clinic is where patients have to que outside the public clinic from as early as 5 AM just to merely get access to the institution, not get service but gain access until the institution opens at 7:30 due the institution being understaffed . We still have heroes who wake up earlier than them to try and make their experience bearable. A civilian and his compatriots are doing everything in their power to adhere to the National Health Act 2003,(ACT NO 61 OF 2003). NO 40593
Chapter 2 no 9
“(1) All health establishments must take appropriate measures to
reduce the delays experienced by users in accessing and receiving health care
(2) For the purposes of sub-regulation (1), the health establishment
(a) monitor waiting times against norms set by the relevant authority
or targets set by the health establishment, as the case may be;
(b) take reasonable steps to reduce waiting times where necessary”Which is greatly breached by the department of health
Tokollo Manyashi the owner of TK SISONKE KITCHEN has opted to give back to the community by running a fresh porridge feeding program for the patients who wake up early to receive medical services from the clinic every Tuesday and Friday mornings at the gates of the clinic.”I started the programme one morning when on my way to town to get supplies for the Kota business, when I saw the look on the community’s faces it pushed me do something about the cold” Tokollo. His selfless service to the community of Mashashane has been greatly accepted by the mass, taxi drivers, patients, teachers of neighbouring schools and Nurses alike.
Tokollo has proven himself to be a beacon of hope in the community because it has become the community’s sole purpose to make sure the project is progressing as planned, individuals from different walks of life have made it their personal mission every Tuesday and Friday morning to come together to ensure that the bellies of our sickly are warmed up.
“We don’t have sponsors but for as long we live with Covid-19 in our lives we will always show up at the frontline to help those who can’t help themselves not because we can but because it’s the right thing to do”Tokollo.