In an effort to ensure that children in Gauteng schools are healthy, MEC Hope Papo will tomorrow launch School Health Bus at Rooipoort Primary School in Wonderfontein, West Rand.
The bus, which is sponsored by Nedbank will form part of the School Health Programme which aims to improve children’s health, reduce health barriers to learning, and to assist learners to stay in school and perform to the best of their abilities.
The services that will be provided on the bus include Primary Health Care, Health Promotion, Eye Care and Dental Care.
In February, the bus was at Rooipoort Primary and 79 learners were screened and nine of those learners were referred to health facilities for specialised treatments and follow-ups while spectacles were prescribed for five of the learners.
Date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Venue: Rooipoort Primary School, Wonderfontein, West Rand
NB. Members of the media who would like to attend the launch are advised to confirm attendance with:
Tel: 011 355 3268
Cell: 082 334 9851
For more information please contact the Department’s spokesperson:
Cell: 082 551 9892
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS