The “ATM pharmacy”, as it’s been nicknamed by users, opened recently and is already proving popular.
The groundbreaking system allows people to get their medication within three minutes.
It’s hoped this will cut congestion at public healthcare facilities.
Patients and pharmacists interact with a Skype-like interface.
Robotic technology then dispenses the medicine.
The PDU will reduce congestion in public healthcare facilities. It works like an ATM for medication, with Skype-like audio-visual interaction between patient and pharmacists and robotic technology to dispense medication #epharmacy pic.twitter.com/XpFfoakqp9
— Gauteng Health (@GautengHealth) March 15, 2018