Thursday, August 28, 2014

Education wellness mobile for school health screening learners at Delft Primary School

Oscar Thomas
28 August 2014

The screening of Grade R and Grade 1 learners in the Metro will begin today, as part of the Wellness Mobile for School Health project. 

Five fully equipped mobile units will be visiting schools across the province to screen learners for medical and dental issues. 

Western Cape Department of Health said the province is the only province rolling out this project in schools. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Helene Rossouw said 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.
Rossouw said each wellness mobiles 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.

“It also included a dental unit section for screening for oral health and rendering of dental and oral hygiene optometry unit, for the testing of eyesight with a view to providing the same learner with spectacles if needed Rossouw added.



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