Limpopo Health MEC Dr. Phophi Ramathuba on Wednesday handed an electronic wheelchair to a patient at Tooseng Clinic, Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality.

Electronic wheelchairs are an essential and lifesaving device for people with mobility impairments.

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The wheelchair provides freedom, independence, and mobility in individual daily life and can increase the user’s productivity and lessen the strain and effort required to move from one place to another. It allows the user to access places and activities that might be impossible with a manual wheelchair.


“We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our donors, the captains of the industries. Who after we requested them to donate to us with the electronic wheelchair, couldn’t hesitate but to come on board.

“An electronic wheelchair is not for every person with disabilities. Occupational Therapists must first assess the patient and prescribe where their assessments will find it indicated,” said Ramathuba.

“The service provider must work with the occupational therapist to determine the best wheelchair for the patient’s needs. We are happy to be handing over these electronic wheelchairs. Knowing the critical role they will play in the life of a person with mobility impairments.

“This will also provide a huge relief. It is also a beacon of hope to the recipient whose dignity was stripped due to limited mobility, “said MEC Ramathuba.