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The train of hope comes to Buffalo City

The train of hope comes to Buffalo City

The Transnet Phelophepa Health Care Train is in town and will be here until 3 March while stationed at Mount Ruth Railway Station near Mdantsane.

Phelophepa offers affordable and quality Primary Health Care Services to the community. It complements the services offered by the Department of Health.

The train has four clinics rendering services that include dental care, eye care, screening programmes, health education and counselling services.

The dental clinic will offer free screening and education. Extractions, fillings and cleaning will be done, for any two procedures the charge will be R10, for all three, R15. All procedures for children will be charged at R5. No procedures will be performed on false teeth.

Eye testing will be free of charge, no operations will be done and bifocals will not be prescribed. Eye drops will be R5 each.

Free health education, cancer and diabetic screenings, pap smears, prostate and breast screenings. Each prescription will cost R5.

The Psychology Clinic services will include workshops to help cope with stress, abuse, conflict, death, parenting, discipline, empowerment and working through emotions. These services are free.

Phelophepa Representative Zingisa Sofayiya, encourages community members to make their way to Mount Ruth from the first day and not wait until the second week when there are large numbers of people. Treatment is scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

The public should also remember to bring clinic cards and immunisation cards for children.

For any enquiries, the public can contact Zingisa Sofayiya on 078 077 1850 or Thozeka Tshangela on 078 271 7299.

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