NANTOBELA BEST NURSE IN KWAGGAFONTEIN C COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
By Germina Mtsweni
KWAGGAFONTEIN – Sister Ednah Johannah Mahlangu, 41- years – old, was named best nurse in Kwaggafontein C clinic by members of the community in Kwaggafontein in celebration of International Nurse day on Thursday, 12 May 22.
The community members saw NaNtobela as the best nurse in Kwaggafontein health facility. They have appreciated her kindness. “Stay calm as you are, your kindness means a lot to us as patients.” These words led NaNtobela overjoyed (emotional).
She was tagged in a post, her picture captioned with a heartfelt message that proclaims love to her. “Best nurse in Kwaggafontein C, happy nurse’s day my love,” said NaNtobela’s patients in celebration of her hard work that has earned her a good title that leave her emotional.
NaNtobela is a dedicated nurse to take care of her community members regardless of the challenges they are facing as a Health Centre in Kwagga C. The challenges that she approached has developed a strong passion for nursing to her. She is eager to put a helping hand for her community members so that it may survive and the outcomes of it are delightful.
Challenges that she has observed is that the clinic, Kwaggafontein C health Centre is a small facility and there are many patients and staff members. It has got three consultation rooms. It is then possible for two staff members to be occupied in one cubic room for consultation and that delays service rendered to the public on time. Although that cannot stop NaNtobela to bear the fruits of love for her community members she is working for as a psychiatric nurse, she is happy to work in her community for her community members so that she can set a good example as a role model that young people can look up to in future. She set a good role for young people who want to become nurses.
NaNtobela grew up in a very discipline and humble family in Siyabuswa. She was well taught to be a humble person of which she is today. She was raised by both her parents, now deceased. Both her and her sibling matriculated in a same year. Unfortunately, they did not find job after they have completed their matric.
NaNtobela’s success was hard to get. She was not financial stable to further her studies. She had to apply for a learnership in financial sector. She then applied for Comprehensive nursing at Mpumalanga College of Nursing in 2008 completed four years later in 2012. She then started working at Kwagga C health Centre in 2018.
NaNtobela urge young people who want to pursue their career in nursing or medicine to enroll Physical and Life Sciences or Biology and Mathematics in high school to be able to apply for bursaries and learnerships for Nursing, as they require science stream. “Youth must pursue their careers in nursing to fill our shoes as we grow old and soon we will reach retirement age,” said sister NaNtobela.