Womenand#039;s outreach a success

2015-08-13 06:00

WITH August being Womenand#039;s Month, Port Shepstone Regional Hospital, in partnership with Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS), invited women for free reproductive health screening at the Marburg Library hall and Merlwood Youth Centre on Saturday, and more than 10 women heeded the call.

Hospital spokesperson Phumza Morai said the outreach was a success.

and#034;Generally people are often less likely to go for check-ups until they feel they need to - when something goes wrong.and#034;

She said at Port Shepstone Hospital they encourage women to step out of the mindset of aiming for cure rather than working on a lifestyle which prevents diseases.

One woman who attended the campaign said it was the first time she had been for a pap smear.

and#034;Since the screening process went so well, I intend on inviting more women­ around Marburg area, encouraging them to go to clinics to have a pap smear.and#034;

Morai said when people take charge of their lives and come forward to test, they make it easier to detect diseases before they become serious.

The women will be contacted telephonically when their results come back after four to six weeks.

Morai said they hope that those who could not make it to the screening points that day will visit their nearest clinic for a check-up. - Supplied

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