Pastor Vuyiswa Precious Mazibuko, a retired school teacher, decided to use all of her retirement fund to renovate the clinic. After acquiring some medicines, a few chairs and tables, Ebenezer clinic was reopened in June 2013. Two lovely nurses, Irma and Thula, were employed and work from Monday to Friday. Every Wednesday, the elective medical students from Good Shepherd visit the clinic to help the nurses with their daily work.
Right now the major problem is that the clinic is still waiting for financial support from the government. Until then, there is not enough money to fund the running of the clinic. The nurses have not yet received any income and there is no money to buy medical equipment and furniture that is desperately needed. Precious fears that the clinic may have to close if no help is given. She worries that without the Ebenezer clinic the health of the local community will be neglected.
The current requirements of the Clinic:
• Transport: from the Ebenezer Clinic to Good Shepherd Hospital, especially for emergencies and patients in severe conditions, who need to be seen by a doctor
• Medical equipment: Wound dressing, sterile instruments, a new sphygmometer, thermometer, sterile gloves, infusion sets, paper towels …
• Money: for the poor patient fund we set up for people who can’t afford treatment, for clinical staff salary
See our video gallery for a detailed overview about this wonderful clinic.