Patients battling Covid-19 are cheered up by military nurses dancing.

ICU nurses at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria used dancing to lift the spirits of Covid-19 patients.
Covid-19 patients in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria were cheered up by dancing nurses.

Nurses at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria performed the It Ain’t Me remix to cheer up patients fighting Covid-19 and to raise their own spirits.


Nurses dressed in scrubs and PPE can be seen dancing to the song in a viral video clip on social media sites TikTok and Instagram.

It was a way for them to “renew their patients’ strength and endurance as health professionals throughout the hardships they are facing”, according to military health service.

“The #ItAintMeDanceChallenge was also about celebrating and displaying Women’s Month in style and encouraging other females health warriors to soldier on regardless of the challenges.


“A dance challenge is a powerful artistic medium for communicating the essence of humanity. The dance allows people to express their creativity, skills and victories. It also decreases anxiety, increases self-esteem and improves psychological wellbeing.”

Capt Lorato Maphatse, an ICU nurse at 1 Military Hospital, said: “The purpose of the dance challenge is to uplift the spirit of all the health workers during the pandemic, and to deliver a strong message to the community and families of the Covid-19 patients that as health warriors we are here to give you all the support you need and to do the best of our abilities to care for your loved ones.

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