A rural school in Uitval, 50km further inland from Ladysmith, was the venue of the IMASA outreach programme held in conjunction with Operation Sukuma Saku, Al Imdaad Foundation and the Department of Health.
A bright sunny day greeted the delegation on arrival and over 550 patients were seen. Cattle are the natural lawn mowers at the school. The day ended with a massive thunderstorm drenching all and sundry. The numbers proved overwhelming. The dentists were left lock jawed at the record number of extractions The numbers proved overwhelming. The dentists were left lock jawed at the record number of extractions performed. The optometrists had double vision at the end of the day to the extent that they will return InSha Allah in a month to nish their screening.
The medical screening under the supervision of Dr Mohamed Bayat and Matron Sha Mathadeen rendered many a hypertensive to normotensive status. Quenching thirst was an important part of the programme and this was ably executed by learners of the Islamic Educational Centre under the supervision of the principal Mr K.T. Ziyambi and Shura member Tawiek Rasool.
The role of the Al Imdaad Foundation under Ahmed