Additional mobile clinics for Ekurhuleni

Healthcare will come a step closer to residents as the City of Ekurhuleni has brought on an additional 14 mobile clinics to service informal settlements.

In a statement on Thursday, the City said the mobile clinics traverse informal settlements in Ekurhuleni. The mobile clinics are in addition to the 95 primary healthcare facilities already in existence.

The mobile clinics visit identified informal settlements across the city and operate from 9am to 3pm with a dedicated team consisting of two nurses and a driver. The team works tirelessly to nurse communities that are not within a 3 - 5km radius from an established clinic, said the City.

Services rendered to these communities include minor acute ailments, fertility planning services, HIV testing services and health screening such as blood pressure (BP), blood glucose (BG), weight and cholesterol screening, among others.

The mobile clinics travel to areas such as Marikana, Sallies village and Zama-Zama, among others.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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