People celebrated at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital yesterday because the first SA doctor to treat a public sector patient received his vaccine.
Johannesburg, South Africa (03 March 2021) – Dr Jarrod Zamperini was part of the team that treated the first case of COVID-19 at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. He was one of the very first government-employed medical healthcare workers to face the virus in early March 2020.
Now a full year later, he joined his fellow healthcare workers to receive the vaccine. The moment was shared on social media, showing how South Africa has come full circle since those first days.
— Gauteng Health (@GautengHealth) March 2, 2021
MEC for Health in Gauteng Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi took to social media to praise Dr Zamperini for his part in the team that treated the first COVID-19 patient in the public sector at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
She also welcomed Glynne Mitchell to the hospital as she was the first COVID-19 patient last year. Glynne shared her experience.
Take a look at her interview below.
Glynne Mitchell, the first COVID-19 patient seen at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital last year is also present today at the Hospital and she reflects on her experience. She has been so supportive to the stuaff throughout. Rea leboga pic.twitter.com/uRw338cIz5
— Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi (@DrMokgethi) March 2, 2021