The Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital staff hosted a heartfelt farewell party to bid their farewells to one of the long serving executives Dr Andrew Sewanywa on the 18th of February. From 1995, Dr Sewanywa has been working with the hospital as a Paediatrics,  Registrar and then went on to work at the Accident & Emergency area with much devotion and passion. He leaves the hospital serving as a clinical executive in the mother & child programme, he worked closely with his colleague Matron Zulu for many years. “I will definitely miss the sleepless nights we spent throughout the years working together to resolve challenges we faced in this programme,” she says.

Dr Sewanywa was indeed a vital colleague in the mother & child programme as he was hardworking, full of passion, worked in harmony and smart. Most of his colleague and friends were very gloomy to see him leave, on of his colleague expressed how he will miss working with him,” if it was up to me I would not let Dr Sewanywa leave so easily but we wish him well in his future endeavours and all the best” .

Professor Samuel Monokoane, former head of department in the mother & child programme emphasised on how hardware and determined Dr Andrew was when she was on the podium giving her speech. Dr Andrew Sewanywa also expressed his gratitude to his colleagues and the hospital when he was on the podium giving his last speech, he expressed how grateful and blessed he felt to have such colleague and friends in his life.

 “It has been a great honour and privilege to work with each and every one of you in this hospital, for every face I see has a memory with me that I will forever cherish as we faced so many challenges together which gave us an opportunity to learn and endure whatever comes our way. I am so thankful for the experience and time I have spent in this hospital.As many of us went and pursued with their career progression, this is something that is also happening to me and I thank everyone who showed me support and appreciation.” said Dr Sewanywa

He continue to explain that his departure is not a loss rather a transition as he will continue his great work at Kalafong hospital which is next to Atteridgeville.

By: Mamsi nkosi.

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