17 January 2014
The Western Cape Department of Health said
about 30 percent of patients in the Metro receives their medication through
alternate site delivery service.
Provincial Health Department MEC Theuns
Botha said alternate sites such as care facilities are important and are used
to reduce patient waiting times.
The province has received complaints about
delivery of chronic medication parcels to the elderly and that the lines at
clinics are too long.
Ministerial Spokesperson Helene Rossouw
said the Health MEC Theuns Botha visited several care facilities in and around
Khayelitsha on Thursday to check the progress as well as the delivery of
medication to the elderly.
Rossouw said the MEC was very much
impressed with the progress in all these facilities and through his engagements
with the patients it became clear that they are satisfied.
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