South Africa Government

03/28/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/28/2017 08:33

Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla opens new Pharmacy in Mthatha Correctional Centre, 30 Mar

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Hon. Thabang Makwetla, will on Thursday, 30 March 2017 be opening a Pharmacy in Mthatha Correctional Centre.

The pharmacy is set to transform the ability of health officials in the Mthatha Management Area to provide medication to more than 4000 inmates in correctional centres in Mthatha and its surrounding areas, such as, Bizana, Elliotdale, Lusikisiki, Nqgeleni, Flagstaff, Mqanduli, Tabankulu, Mount Frere, Mount Ayliff, and Mount Fletcher.

Fully equitable with the requirements of the South African Pharmacy Council, as well as Good Pharmacy Practice, this pharmacy is an exemplary product of a public-private partnership made possible by DCS and TB/HIV Care.

This Correctional Services based pharmacy will improve service delivery, enhance access to chronic medicines, raise the quality of care for offenders and optimise scarce resources.

The Media is invited as follows:

Date: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Time: 9h00
Venue: Mthatha Correctional Centre

In line with our constitutional mandate of ensuring safe custodial services consistent with human rights and dignity, the project forms part our overall efforts of rehabilitating inmates and ensuring their successful reintegration into society thus contributing to reducing recidivism.

Confirmation of attendance should be send to Vuyo Gadu on 083 873 2955.

Ntime Skhosana
Cell: 082 496 6875