National Health Department addresses shortage of medication in state hospitals

The National Health Department is implementing measures to address the shortage of medication
At state hospital in South Africa. This following tender delays in awarding contracts to pharmaceutical manufacturers and a strike by some of the chosen contract suppliers. Some of the medication include
oral contraceptives, pain medication and chronic medicines used for psychiatric conditions.

Joining us online is Khadija Jamaloodien Director for affordable medicines at the National Department of Health