Hi-tech dispenser boosts treatment in Western Cape

09 Jul 2019

This is thanks to a high-tech innovation used at Medipost Pharmacy, the province’s chronic-medication dispensing unit in Parow, where state patients’ medicines are prepacked. The automated dispensary uses robotic technology and high-speed cameras to ensure accuracy.

Dr Beth Engelbrecht, head of the Western Cape health department, said the pre-packaging of almost 400 000 monthly scripts at the dispensing unit had resulted in better patient experience and health