Chema Chema – The Mokgokolosa effect

Until the introduction of the Chema Chema scheme, the longest queues known to mankind was the Princess Marina Hospital outpatient queue.

You can wake up at 3am and get into a queue and get queuing card number 237.

This means you have to make a call to your family to bring blankets as you will probably get to see the doctor (if there’s any) after a few days. So this means if you are pregnant by the time you see a doctor you will already be having a one little, screaming companion barely three days old so there would be no need to see the doctor. Chema Chema, which is a programme for the downtrodden to access funding, has made Princess Marina Hospital queue look like an apology of a queue. Almost half the country trooped to the application point.

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