Today the KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu is at UGu District under her Nqo-Nqo-Nqo Sikhulekile Ekhaya initiative, which entails conducting home visits and attending to the health needs of the community. The programme, which also involved doctors, nurses and allied health workers, also affords the MEC and her senior management team an opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the realities faced by community health workers on the ground.
Ramsgate/Ray Nkonyeni Ward 2 resident Sharee Van Rensburg (60) has commended MEC Simelane-Zulu's innovative health inspection programme Nqo Nqo Nqo Sikhulekile Ekhaya. After being attended to by healthcare professionals just outside her home, she expressed her heartfelt thanks, saying: "I think this is an absolutely super idea. The team of healthcare professionals comes around and checks all folks, it's really super and I didn't think it would happen, but here they are. I think visiting people in their own homes and attending to their healthcare needs is a maverlous idea. Keep it up. It's awesome and it gives a lot people hope. I couldn't believe it. A lot of people can't go to clinics because they don't have money for transport. This is a marvelous idea."