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Rotary helps organise health clinic events in Jouberton

Written by Joba Matsheng

Rotary Clubs of Klerksdorp and Orkney, together with the Department of Health, took part in a nationwide campaign to take free services to people of Jouberton, near Klerksdorp in the North West over the weekend.

The three-day project is known as Rotary Family Health Days.

A site was set up at St Paul’s Catholic Church where people could come and be tested for HIV and TB, and children could receive their polio drops and measles inoculations. Other services included blood sugar and blood pressure checks, and oral hygiene services.

Jouberton was one of 160 Rotary sites chosen from across the country. More than four hundred people  were seen at the site.

The Department of Health provided comprehensive medical screening for all.

Oagile Letlakane, 25, of Extension 14 said: “We really need more of these services.  People must know their health status at all time. This makes a huge impact.”

Miss Klerksdorp and Miss Klerksdorp Teen finalists came to show their community spirit. They assisted people with filling in forms and playing with children while their parents waited to be tested.

Over four hundred people were seen at the site over the weekend. The event will become an annual event for Matlosana region.

Joba Matsheng is an Ourhealth Journalist in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in Northwest.

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Joba Matsheng

Joba Matsheng is an OurHealth Journalist in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in North West.