TRAIN TAKES HEALTH CARE TO RURAL POOR
SOUTH Africa’s high-tech mobile health train, the Transnet-Phelophepa Health Care Train, begins its annual 36-week delivery of health services to remote rural areas across the country next week. The train provides services in basic health care, health education, dental and eye care as well as psychological counselling.
Spectacles and sophisticated eye tests cost only R30 and R10 respectively, while the dental clinic charges only R10 for cleaning, flossing and tooth extraction as well as filling two teeth.
Medicine costs R5 per prescription. - African Eye News Service