Primary Healthcare Mobile Clinic conduct Covid-19 screening

As the country desperately seeks to flatten the curve of the covid-19 infections, Gauteng health care workers in region C used the mobile sampling and testing unit to embark on mass screening and testing for the residents of Dobsonville in Soweto on Saturday 09 May.

Large numbers of community members who flocked to the Dobsonville Mall to grab essential items in grocery stores and pharmacies were encouraged to get screened and got tested for covid-19, with social distancing measures being effectively adhered to.

Region C health department manager, Jennet Mthombeni, mentioned that people with mild symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath were highly encouraged to get tested and self isolate. “We have earmarked five areas where we will conduct screening and testing for covid-19, these areas include Braamfischerville, Northgate and some parts of Doornkop”, said Mthombeni. She further cautioned vigilance and advises people to follow the Department of Health guidelines on non-essential travel to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.

One resident, Floyd Ndlovu, thanked health authorities for visiting the area. “Today we didn’t only get tested, the authorities also taught us a lot about the importance of social distancing.” He added. Those who have undergone testing were advised that their results would be expected to come out within the next 48 hours.

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