Digital memorial honours fallen healthcare heroes

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Digital memorial honours fallen healthcare heroes

Joburg doctor sets up moving tribute to remember the selfless efforts of Covid-19 ‘front-line fighters’

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Nomsa Mnguni was contemplating ending her life after she lost her mother - a nurse at a Gauteng state hospital - to Covid-19.

But a digital memorial effort, paying tribute to doctors and nurses who succumbed to the deadly virus, helped save Mnguni’s life by giving her a sense of comfort that her mother Daffodil’s death was not in vain.

It was Johannesburg-based doctor Maggie Mojapelo who devised SA’s first Healthcare Workers Heroes Roll, which appears on YouTube, to “preserve the legacy of decades of dedication by health workers here at home and worldwide who selflessly served and continue to serve humanity with dignity and tenacity”...

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