MVA Fund spends P54m on spinal cord injuries

Boitumelo Mokgatla PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Boitumelo Mokgatla PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Road traffic crashes are a major impediment to the national development agenda because they put a strain on the national budget as they compete for resources with other national objectives.

The crashes are not only a public health issue but they are also a social and economic issue that cost government millions of pula annualy.

Officiating at the just-ended Trauma Management Symposium that was held at Avani Hotel on Friday, Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund Board Chairperson, Dr Boitumelo Mokgatla said on an annual basis, the Fund reserves an estimated P120 million for managing severe wounds and some of which include spinal cord injuries.

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