Primary Health Care
Patients visiting the mobile clinic will be provided with all services which can be offered by a registered nurse. These services are provided in accordance to MoHSS protocols and directives. The services include but are not limited to:
- Confirmation of pregnancy and routine ante- and post-natal care.
- Family planning advice and supplies (including oral and injectable contraception)
- Routine immunisations which are part of the MOHSS (Ministry of Health and Social Services) vaccination program
- ‘Well Child’ care and monitoring
- Screening for TB symptoms
- Voluntary counselling and testing for HIV
- Diagnosis and treatment of routine communicable disease including: Respiratory infections, Malaria, Sexually transmitted infections, Diarrhoea and vomiting, Worms and parasites, Skin infections.
- Testing, referral and follow-up on chronic diseases such as: Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes, Arthritis
- Treatment (including suturing) for minor trauma
- Information, Education and Communication on all relevant health matters
- Chronic medication defaulter tracing and referral
The Ministry of Health and Social Services provides free medication as per an agreement between the Ministy and PharmAccess. This ensures a regular high quality service to rural and remote populations
Patients who cannot be treated withing the scope of the mobile clinic will be referred to the nearest public health facility. An agreement for referral is in place between PharmAccess and the MOHSS. In the future a medical doctor will be placed on the mobile clinics on a quarterly basis to provide treatment to chronic patients.
The clinic is equipped and the nurses are able to deal with emergency situations within their scope of training.
Delivering certain chronic medication and monitoring patients will be done for the period in between a patient’s visits to the relevant doctor.
Personnel also provide health education to individuals, groups and communities.