The initiative which has impacted positively on the
country’s bulk truck driver operators has continued to increase driver
participation in voluntary screenings and improved health scores over the
years. This mobile health awareness initiative is run by Thubelihle
Occupational Health & Wellness. 


Operated nationwide at Engen Truck Stops and retail service stations, drivers
are offered free voluntary screenings in mobile clinics. These are conducted by
qualified nurses and councillors where blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes,
tuberculosis, BMI (Body Mass Index) and HIV/AIDS are tested.

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane says: “Our most
recent statistics show how cholesterol screening jumped by 63% from 2014 to
2015. Glucose testing went up by 18.5% and 16% more drivers tested their Body
Mass Index (BMI), while blood pressure screening also realised an increase of
16% for 2015. HIV and STI testing rose by 16% between 2014 and 2015 and TB
Screening saw a 15% upsurge.’’

All truck drivers are invited to receive voluntary health screenings at:

·        
Engen Market Gateway, Majorie Street, City Deep on
17 October 2017 from 9am-3pm

·        
Engen Highveld 1 Stop North and South Bound, along
the R21 Highway on 18 October 2017 from 7am-3pm

Source:
Bizcommunity