South Africa: Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has thanked all the medical and dental specialists volunteers and all healthcare workers who were supporting them as they volunteered their services during the week long rural health matters campaign, which was held in the Capricorn District hospitals.
The Capricorn District Rural Health Matters outreach program was a great success as they unveiled the cancer screening tools for community healthcare workers on breast cancer, cervical, and prostate and were able to conduct 191 operations commutatively in a space of 7 days under the following disciplines:
Orthopedics = 30
General Surgery = 21
ENT = 14
Paeds Surgery = 28
Ophthalmology Surgery = 50
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Surgery = 23
Urology Surgery = 8
Maxillofacial Surgery = 17
Grand Total = 191
“We thank all the hospital managers in the Capricorn District who made this program possible. To all our volunteer specialists and all healthcare workers, we are grateful to see your commitment to improving the lives of our people. Your service is always appreciated. Together we can do more to change the lives of our people”, Said MEC Ramathuba.
NB. The next stop of the rural health matters outreach program will be in the Vhembe District from the 21st of November, 2022.