Taxi organisation, Pink Drive partner to raise cancer awareness

Taxi organisation, Pink Drive partner to raise cancer awareness

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Ayanda+2Taxi drivers, queue marshals and commuters are currently undergoing screening for cancer at the Bara Taxi Rank in Soweto, Johannesburg.

This is part of an initiative between taxi organisation Santaco and the Pink Drive Campaign, as the world commemorates World Cancer Day.

The initiative will be rolled-out to all the taxi ranks around the country.

From as early as 6am on Thursday morning there were long queues outside the pink mobile cancer screening trucks, stationed at the Bara Taxi Rank.

Taxi drivers do not go to clinics and hospitals for healthcare due to work commitments – until it’s too late

The Pink Drive Campaign and Santaco believe it’s important to bring health services to people in their work places, including taxi ranks.

It says taxi drivers do not go to clinics and hospitals for healthcare due to work commitments – until it’s too late.

Breast cancer exams are being conducted on both men and women; prostate cancer examination is also being done on men.

Ayanda Paine speaks to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on the importance of having activations such as this one.