KuPhila Clinic offers COVID-19 screening

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic having led to a nation-wide lockdown, Trans African Concessions is pleased to announce that its successful enterprise development project – KuPhila Medical Centre in Emakhazeni – is now offering screening for COVID-19.

A special COVID-19 screening area was recently established at KuPhila Medical Centre to assist those who suspect that they may have the virus.

The area is cordoned off from the rest of the medical centre and is also open to essential services companies and contractors, who need to ensure their employees are fit to return to work during the transition from Level 5 lockdown to Level 4. People who recently returned from other provinces are also encouraged to be screened, as a precautionary measure.

According to the clinic’s resident doctor, Dr Caren Yssel, the screening process is quick and easy. It consists of a questionnaire, contactless temperature reading and screening of blood sugar and blood pressure levels. If a screened individual is suspected of having COVID-19, he or she will be immediately isolated in the clinic’s special area. If the person has a medical aid, a swab and medical examination will be conducted on site. If it is a public sector patient, the individual will be referred to the closest testing site – either the Belfast or Waterval Boven hospitals.

The cost of the screening is R 85.00, which excludes the consultation if needed. Screening is by appointment only, to ensure that all social distancing and hygiene protocols are adhered to at all times.

TRAC is very proud to be associated with the Machadodorp-based KuPhila Medical Centre, which has been providing the local community with professional, high-quality medical services for many years. The COVID-19 screening station is just another way that the clinic’s medical professionals and staff are playing their part to support their community and province.