HEALTH CARE TRAIN HITS THE TRACK
SOMEONE has to serve these poor people in the rural communities. They need our help more than people in the urban areas and they are so appreciative for the little they have and receive,” says nurse Maggie Ntikinca, deputy manager of the SA Transnet-Phelophepa Health Care Train health clinic.
“Phelophepa” means good, clean health - and the train clinic is a sponsored service covering four provinces over a period of 36 weeks.
It is the only health clinic of its kind in the world. The Phelophepa and Transnet staff have been preparing to get the health train moving in 2001 since October last year. Since the train started its services in 1994, more than 700_000 people have benefited from it.