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Engen Driver Wellness sees truck drivers get tested in South Africa

Engen Driver Wellness provides truck drivers with free health screenings as part of the National Transport month.

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Running for its seventh year, Engen Driver Wellness will reach 19 sites in four provinces during October.

Mobile clinics were set up at selected Engen Truck Stops and retail service stations. The screenings are conducted by qualified nurses and councillors and include blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, BMI (Body Mass Index) and HIV/AIDS tests. The drivers also receive free meals, caps and water bottles after each assessment.

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Adhila Hamdulay says the main aim of this initiative is to improve health through awareness.

“Education helps to remind drivers why their health is important and how life choices affect their well-being. Ultimately, this increases their health, safety and productivity.”

In 2017, 3 217 drivers took advantage of the voluntary health screenings of which 44% were found to have some form of concern.

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