Gauteng residents will soon no longer wait in long queues at clinics just to receive their chronic medication. They can get them through an ATM.
The provincial Health Department together with NGO “Right to Life” have opened an electronic or e-pharmacy in Alexandra north of Johannesburg.
Right to Life board chairperson Ali Bacher says this is the first of a number of pharmacies that will be opened in the next six month.
“It’s extra-ordinary, it means people don’t have to wait all day at the clinic then the boss shouts at them and they might lose their jobs. We have plans to introduce to Diepsloot two centres in Soweto then Bloemfontein in the next 6 months.”