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Caring for the poor and vulnerable in South Africa

South African healthcare program, Cookhouse Wind Farm has started a program called “Home-Based Care and Home Management ”. This program allows high risk patients and others who find it difficult to commute to a hospital to be provided with bedside care. This program targets the elderly who may not have the physical ability or the help to access the healthcare that they need. The program reaches out especially to those elderly in rural areas and farm communities. Sister Siphokazi Ngcaku, District Manager, has said, “This program has had a huge impact since its inception stage. For example, beneficiaries are getting treatment as expected, they are referred when necessary for further care and they are seen in their work setting without being taken from work the whole day. This means that fewer clients in rural and farming areas default treatment.” 

Source: www.sagoodnews “Home-based Healthcare Treats Community Patients”