- South African musician Dr Tumi has made his services available to help the country fight the coronavirus
- He is a musician who has studied to be a doctor for 6 years and has 12 years experience
- Dr Tumi will; be helping Tembisa Hospital’s specialised Covid-19 unit
Dr Tumi, beloved and admired gospel musician, also happens to live up to his stage name - he is a doctor.
As South Africa is battling the coronavirus, he will be offering his services to the country to help lighten the burden.
He will be working alongside the professionals at Tembisa Hospital’s specialised Covid-19 unit, Briefly.co.za gathered.
"They need all the help they can get. So I thought as opposed to being locked up at home how about I go out and help not only my colleagues but our people as well.
"I had a good two years working in extreme resistance in a TB hospital. So to manage infectious diseases I really got proper training and experience then."
Dr Tumi, real name Tumisang Makweya, has 12 years of experience as a qualified medical doctor and had a private practice for almost 10 years.
The doctor also called on fellow physicians to do their part, wherever they can.
"So many of us are no longer in the public sector and that’s where things are happening right now. Obviously those doctors are going to be overworked and overwhelmed.
"There is a lot of us that can help sitting in private practice and we can help in a lot of areas in pubic hospitals. It doesn’t have to be in the Covid-19 unit, you can be helping in the wards so that you can relieve others to do other things. Just that support will go a long way."
Earlier, it was reported that DJ Cleo, in typical SA style, made a joke to lighten the mood about the coronavirus.
He made a list of all the musicians who are fictional doctors in Mzansi. However, Dr Tumi, who also made the list, made it clear he shouldn't be there.
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