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Win-win for Healthcare Department and chronic patients with new DSV service

We will be distributing chronic medicine to 1 250 000 state patients in four provinces – cutting waiting times, and providing choice of alternative Pick up points collection location

Our three-year contract from the National Department of Health (NDofH) to dispense and distribute chronic medicine to more than1250000 state patients in four provinces – Northwest, Gauteng, Free State and Eastern Cape – will improve a patient’s experience through better access and reduced waiting times as health facilities are decongested by using one of many pick up points (PuPs).

Our involvement with the Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing & Distribution (CCMDD) programme started on 1 April 2018. The CCMDD programme consists of dispensing prescriptions acquired from health facilities for patients with chronic diseases who have been stabilised on their medicine therapy. Patient medicine parcels (PMP) are distributed to PuPs chosen by patients.

The programme will deliver other benefits – such as improved service delivery, reduced workload for public health facilities and healthcare workers, and improved availability of reliable data to inform decision making – which will play their part in enhancing the patient’s experience by getting the right medicine to the right place – While at the same time decongesting the Healthcare facilities.

The new contract comes on the back of our logistics award winning six-year contract (2013-2018) with the Department of Health in the Western Cape, where more than 285,000 patients received over 26 000 000 Patient medicine parcels during this tender. Suppling Chronic to more than  130 healthcare facilities and over 6000 outreach and adherence clubs.

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