SA to unveil momentous mobile clinic

mobile clinicFrom MTHULISI SIBANDA in Ladysmith, KZN
LADYSMITH, (CAJ News) – THE world’s first primary healthcare clinic on wheels will be launched in the South African city of Ladysmith on Thursday.

The Phelophepa health train is an initiative by Eskom and Transnet, the electricity and freight logistics utilities respectively, aimed at providing mobile health services to communities across the country.

Transnet’s Phelophepa health train uses the existing rail network to make quality medical care an accessible reality for many of South Africa’s most remote communities.

Eskom will meanwhile unveil its new mobile health buses that will offer a number of health services to learners in schools with primary healthcare (PHC), ailment screenings, and general consultation room to provide health
check-ups, nutritional, hearing, eye-care as well as immunisations.

Eskom new mobile health clinic will complement the Transnet Phelophepa I and II trains that have been in existence for the past 21 years.

When the Phelophepa Train is parked at a particular station around the country, Eskom Mobile Health Bus will then visit schools in the surrounding areas to make health assessments.

Where a critical case is found, the mobile bus will then make referrals to the local clinic or hospital for urgent medical attention.

The Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Bulelani Magwanishe, and the KaZulu-Natal Member of the Executive Committee for Health in KwaZulu Natal, Dr Sbongiseni Dlomo, are among officials set to launch the projects.

– CAJ News

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