KZN clinics enter into partnership with Post Office

KZN clinics enter into partnership with Post Office

Patients at government clinics are now able to pick up their chronic medication at their nearest Post Office instead of collecting it from a clinic.

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KZN Health Department spokesperson Ntokozo Mapisa says this initiative is part of the Central Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution programme, which has been running for years in the province.


Currently, patients have an option to pick up their medication from pharmacies such as Dis-chem

and Clicks.


Mapisa says the new measures will benefit patients who have to travel long distances to visit a clinic. 

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"As we were trying to deal with long queues at our hospital and clinics, we then decided that we will have this partnership with centres. In other instances, we use churches or shops or malls nearby to ensure that our people get their medication as close as possible."


Patients who wish to collect their chronic medication at a Post Office need to make the necessary arrangements with their clinics.

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