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Media Alert: Wellness Mobile Unit to Visit Deft Primary School

26 August 2014
This month the Wellness Mobiles for School Health started the screening of Grade R and Grade 1 learners in the Metro.
The roll-out follows the official launch last year of a fleet of five state-of-the-art mobile units visiting schools across the province, particularly schools in poor areas that require medical and dental intervention.
You are invited to attend a media photo opportunity, where the Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, and Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will do an on-site visit to ensure the screenings are running smoothly.
The Wellness Mobiles for School Health is a first in the country, in partnership with the private sector. The Western Cape is the only province rolling out a project to screen learners to this extent.
Each Wellness Mobile for School Health includes:  
  • A consultation room where general health screening can be performed. This includes a physical assessment, assessment of gross motor skills, height and weight, ear, nose and throat examination,  screening for TB symptoms and other psycho-social issues.
  • A dental unit section for screening for oral health and rendering of dental and oral hygiene services.
  • A an optometry unit, for the testing of eyesight with a view to providing the same learner with spectacles if needed.
Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Venue: Delft Primary School
Media Enquiries: 

Hélène Rossouw
Spokesperson for Theuns Botha, Minister of Health
Cell: 082 771 8834

Jessica Shelver
Spokesperson for Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education
Cell: 076 175 0663