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City of CT rolls out health screening services for old people

Persons aged 65 years and older will benefit from the initiative that sets out to improve their access to public health services.

FILE: Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has rolled out health screening services for older residents.

The announcement comes ahead of International Day of Older Persons which will be celebrated tomorrow.

Persons aged 65 years and older will benefit from the initiative that sets out to improve their access to public health services.

These bolstered services will include free annual health screening for TB, HIV, diabetes and hypertension.

Mayoral Committee Member JP Smith said, “Some aspects of the service package are new like the old age compliance.”

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