Heroic doctor hikes with 25kg medicine to clinic because of protests

Heroic doctor hikes with 25kg medicine to clinic because of protests

Doctor John Michell did not just go the extra mile for a clinic's patients, he walked several miles to bring them medicine.

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On Monday, Facebook group Clinical team at Zithulele Hospital shared the inspirational story of how Dr Michell walked for an hour carrying 25kg of medicine to help the patients at the clinic.

Briefly.co.za gathered a protest action blocked off roads to the Zithulele Hospital and the medical staff were in need of medication.

This led to Dr John hiking for more than an hour, having to swim through a river, all while carrying 25kg of medication, just to get to the clinic.

"The nurses and patients were surprised and grateful to see him!" part of the post read.

Read the full Facebook post below:

Heroic doctor hikes with 25kg medicine to clinic because of protests

Screenshot of Clinical team at Zithulele Hospital's Facebook post.
Source: Facebook

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Doctor John Michell walked for over an hour to take medicine to a clinic. Photo credit: Clinical team at Zithulele Hospital/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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South Africans praised Dr Michell, hailing him a hero.

Betsie Goss Aronowitz commented: "Take five Dr John. Indeed a calling, not a job! God Bless."
Derek Hugh Puttergill added: "Magic stuff Dr John Michell - Give that man a Bells!! I am at the Hole in the Wall Hotel and will gladly buy one for you - Cheers!!"
Elizma Haarhoff wrote: "My daughter and 2 friends are currently living in Zithulele. They cannot stop talking about the amazing hospital. It seems they have something magical going there. Keep up the great work!"

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Doctor John Michell walked for over an hour to take medicine to a clinic. Photo credit: Clinical team at Zithulele Hospital/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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