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
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 services.an 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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