Foundation plans nationwide free health services

TONOTA: It was the day when everyone, regardless of their sickness did not want to be left behind. Even the old and infirm gathered at the Tonota Bus Rank to receive free medical services during the Veterans Wellness Day organised by Health First Foundation last weekend.

The foundation invited around 60 health personnel specialising in diabetes, oral health, colon cancer and kidney problems to provide comprehensive screening for common causes of morbidity and mortality. They were backed by facilities and experts from Bokamoso Private Hospital, Diagnofirm, Tebelopele VTC and others. The infirm, visually impaired, the deaf and those in wheelchairs came as early as possible to grab the front seat to be attended by specialists, some of whom came from South Africa. Residents waited patiently for their turn despite the high numbers.

One of the Health First Foundation trustees, Thapelo Olopeng said that they want to raise awareness in the community for the need to prioritise health and to optimally access and utilise existing public and private health care facilities. He disclosed that the foundation would be offering free medical services countrywide, mostly to the elderly and the needy.

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