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South Africans To Withdraw Their Medicines Through ATMs (Photos)

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The days of patients in South Africa who suffer chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS, Diabetes and TB standing in long queues to wait for medicines are now over.

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According to reports, they will now get their medication on ATMs, within three minutes at the time of their convenience.

The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit – PDU, an ATM like machine, uses a card with a pin code to dispense medication to chronic patients.

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Alexandra township in northern Johannesburg, is the recipient of Africa’s first ATM pharmacy.

The Pharmacy dispensing unit was launched by Gauteng Health MEC Gwendoline Malegwale Ramokgopa.

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