APPRECIATING OUR HEALTH CARE GIVERS
COVID, this simple five letter word, brought fear to everyone in the world. In the year 2020, the world stood still as everyone worked and schooled from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The people who were at the forefront of it, were our health care workers, the doctors and nurses who helped in battling this mysterious killer. The medical fraternity had to leave their homes to give medical attention to the many patients that were affected by it.
Some even succumbed and lost their lives whilst treating us. That is why the Rotary family was encouraged to visit a nearby health facility and appreciate the health workers who put their lives on the line for us, in marking the Health Care Workers Week, which falls on 21st to 27th August.
It was all smiles at the Westlands Hospital when we visited the health facility to just appreciate the health workers for the good work they do, which in most cases, goes unrecognized. RC Hurlingham members plus our Rotaractors from Rotaract Clubs of TUK and Hurlingham, led by our President Hilda Gikera, visited Westlands Hospital which is under the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS). It is a government health center that offers Outpatient Services, VCT Testing and Counselling service, Outpatient and Inpatient Maternity services that is open 24hrs.
We got to interact with the doctors and nurses as they gave us a brief history and tour of the medical facility. We educated them on what Rotary is all about and why we were their guests on that material day, 26th August 2022. We shared lunch with them and thereafter, some of our Club members got their COVID-19 Booster injections.
The doctor in-charge, Dr. Sahra Mohammed together with the Head Nurse, Madam Rhoda were so grateful and thanked the RC Hurlingham team for visiting, appreciating and sharing a meal and cake with them.
Steve Brunkhorst said ‘Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times’.
~Rtn Jane Mwaura, Club Admin