Among them are 25-year-old Karabo Maimela, from Ga-Rankuwa, and Colisiwe Ribombo, 34, from Theresa Park, who said they were ready to leave for Norway.
Speaking to the Pretoria News last week, Maimela said: “This means more knowledge, experience and the transfer of skills, which is the reason we are going. For us it is to acquire all that and pass it back on our return.” Maimela works at the accident emergency department at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. She said trauma cases in South Africa were plentiful but countries such as Norway saw only four trauma patients within a year.
“This means there is so much we can learn from them in order to reduce the numbers we already have. It also gives us a chance to use equipment that is more efficient and advanced. It will be great to learn from them,” she said.
She spoke at the launch of the healthcare exchange programme between the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital and Fredskorpset Norway yesterday.