MMC FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CLLR ZITHA PROMOTES EASY ACCESS TO CHRONIC MEDICINE
MMC for Health and Social Development Cllr Charlotte Zitha conducted an unannounced visit to the Reiger Park Clinic this morning to introduce patients to the Central Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution (CCMMD) programme.
MMC Zitha told patients at the clinic that the free collection system is for registered patients who can now access their medication from a convenient outlet or pick-up point.
Patients may pick up pre-packaged medication at pharmacies accredited by the National Health Department such as Clicks, DisChem, Medirite, and Pick ‘n Pay.
“To reduce the number of people queuing at clinics, certain patients have automatically had their prescriptions extended and do not need to return to the clinic for their review, ‘’ Cllr Zitha pointed out.
MMC Zitha further encouraged patients to abide by the storage requirements of their medication and to take their medication as advised by their healthcare practitioners.
The member of the mayoral committee has committed to undertaking such unannounced visits to local health facilities in an effort to promote professionalism at the clinics and good health care.