Health screening at Botshilu Private Hospital to celebrate Mandela Month

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Botshilu Private Hospital in partnership with relevant healthcare professionals has recognized a need for health screening and education for the community of Soshanguve and Mabopane. This comes after the devastating rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hospital started with Pick ‘n Pay Soshanguve, on 16 July 2022 targeting to screen over 150 people daily.

Boitumelo Mphake, Stakeholder Relationship Manager at the Hospital said they believe there are other health challenges that were overlooked because of the pandemic.

“It is in us to educate and encourage the community to continue taking care of themselves by monitoring their blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and checking their HIV and AIDS statuses.

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“COVID-19 is no longer as infectious as it was back in 2019 when it started, and this is due to the stringent measures that were put in place to curb the spread. However, we had and still have patients suffering from high blood pressure, known as hypertension, diabetes, HIV & AIDS, and other health challenges that require the same amount of attention,” she added.

Ms Mpake mentioned that at Botshilu Private Hospital, they would like to bring the focus back on these medical conditions, that were neglected during the height of the pandemic by going out into the communities and providing free medical screening and education on these conditions.

The health screening coincided with the celebration of Mandela Day, targeting some of the busiest places within the community, and was hosted at Pick ‘n Pay Soshanguve and Mabopane Square on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 July 2022 respectively. And lastly, at Botshilu Private Hospital on Monday, 18 July 2022.