Ministers to Welcome Phelophepa Health Train in the Western Cape | Western Cape Government


Ministers to Welcome Phelophepa Health Train in the Western Cape

17 August 2015

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape Minister of Health and Donald Grant, Minister of Transport and Public Works, will welcome the Phelophepa Health Care Train in De Doorns on Monday, 17 August 2015.

The Phelophepa Health Care Train has reached 23.5 million people in South Africa since it rolled out in 1994. The health-care services provided from the train are largely free of charge or offered at an exceptionally low cost to communities in rural areas. The services include:

  • Health clinic.
  • Dental clinic.
  • Eye clinic.
  • Psychology clinic.
  • Cancer screening services.

The train will be visiting towns in the Western Cape as follows:

  1. De Doorns: Mon 17 – Friday 21 August.
  2. Oudtshoorn: Mon 24 – Friday 28 August.
  3. George: Mon 31 Sept- Friday 4 September.
  4. Swellendam: Mon 7 September- Friday 11 September.
  5. Ashton: Mon 14 – Friday 18 September.
  6. Saldanha: Mon 21- Friday 25 September and Mon 28 September- Friday 2 October.

The Ministers will be met by senior officials from Transnet, who will accompany them on a walk-about of the facility.

Event Details

Date: 17 August 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Venue: De Doorns Railway Station: -33.481633, 19.666000

Media Enquiries: 

Siphesihle Dube
Spokesperson for Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant
Tel: 021 483 8954
Cell: 084 233 3811

You can follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW