Consulate Basic of the US of America
Cape City, South Africa
July 9, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United States, Western Cape Division of Well being present handy “Acquire & Go” e-lockers for continual treatment assortment
The U.S. authorities, via the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Aid (PEPFAR) and carried out by USAID, and the Western Cape Division of Well being are giving sufferers a safer, extra handy possibility for treatment assortment by putting in “Acquire & Go” e-lockers at well being services throughout the Western Cape.
“The U.S. authorities is proud to companion with the Western Cape authorities to leverage the newer e-locker expertise to supply South Africans extra handy choices for getting their continual medicines, in the end enhancing and saving lives. That is another instance of the unbelievable issues that our USAID crew is ready to accomplish right here within the Western Cape,” stated Appearing U.S. Consul Basic in Cape City, Will Stevens.
Rolled-out by USAID-funded native implementing companion Anova Well being Institute, the e-lockers are an simply accessible possibility for sufferers to pick-up their continual medicines – all whereas selling social distancing.
Every locker comprises a affected person treatment parcel pre-packed with medicines devoted to particular sufferers, who then obtain an SMS notifying them that their drugs is prepared, together with a one-time pin code. It ought to then take lower than 5 minutes for sufferers to enter the pin and acquire their parcel.
“If you wish to use the e-locker possibility, converse to your physician to see if you’re thought-about secure in your continual medicines, as this can be an alternate treatment assortment possibility. Additionally, you will must have a contactable mobile phone to obtain the one-time pin. Well being employees or pharmacy employees at a facility are greatest positioned to assist purchasers register to make use of the e-locker nearest to them,” stated Appearing USAID Mission Director Kevin Sturr.
Anova Well being Institute put in the primary of the eleven e-locker websites in District Six, within the Cape City’s central enterprise district (CBD), on June 21, 2021. “It’s positioned in a safe space which can be accessible after hours. Very handy for our working purchasers to gather after work. That is necessary for this facility which relies within the CBD and providers purchasers from everywhere in the Cape Metro space,” stated Anova Pharmacy Supervisor, Najma Solomon.
“We’re extraordinarily enthusiastic about this new initiative as we firmly imagine that the introduction of the E-lockers will profit our purchasers drastically. Not solely will the ready instances for the sufferers be lowered however sufferers now even have versatile assortment instances for his or her treatment. A lot of our sufferers entry the town to work and so the chance to entry the E-lockers after hours is fantastic and we belief our purchasers will respect this,” stated Reuben Christoffels, facility supervisor of the District Six Neighborhood Well being Centre.
Additional websites recognized for e-lockers embody well being services in Delft, Heideveld, Elsies River, in addition to particularly at Gugulethu Neighborhood Well being Centre, Eerste River Hospital, Khayelitsha District Hospital, Mitchells Plain Neighborhood Well being Centre, Girl Michaelis Neighborhood Well being Centre, and Kraaifontein Neighborhood Well being Centre.
Making certain entry to HIV and TB providers stays important, particularly within the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. PEPFAR focuses on facilitating client-centered care, making it simpler for individuals to entry, begin, and keep on lifesaving HIV and TB therapy.
To learn earlier press releases on United States help to South Africa, please go to: https://za.usembassy.gov/category/press-releases/
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