Medical aids should allow multi-month medicine collections

Issued by Jack Bloom MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC
24 Mar 2020 in Press Statements

I welcome the Gauteng Health Department’s decision to authorize a three months’ supply of medicines for patients in order to cut queues in hospitals and the risk of infection by the coronavirus.

Private medical aids should also assist by allowing more than a month’s collection of medicines at pharmacies.

This will cut down on trips by vulnerable people to public spaces where the virus could be picked up.

I hope that private medical aids take quick action in this matter.