Dr Mike Ramothwala, 30, from Limpopo is one of the youngest hospital clinical managers in the country. He has spearheaded the purchasing of crucial medical devises and launched a resource centre for medical staff, complete with medical journals, textbooks and internet access.
His passion for medicine and healthcare began at a young age when Ramothwala – who was born in Botshabelo, just outside Giyani – would visit the clinic in his area. He fell in love with the idea of helping others. After passing matric, Ramothwala moved to Cape Town to study medicine at the University of Cape Town. During his time there, he was also elected as chairperson for both the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the South African Students Congress (SASCO).
He is currently one of the leaders of the South African Medical Association in Letaba, Tzaneen, where he is based. He was appointed as the clinical manager at Letaba Hospital in April this year by the province’s Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba. Since his appointment, he has recruited three specialists to the hospital, which has reduced the number of patients being referred to Polokwane Tertiary Hospital.
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Nominated in category: Leadership