South Africa Launches ‘ATM Pharmacy’


A ground-breaking innovation in South Africa aims to drastically reduce waiting times for patients in need of medication for chronic illnesses.

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.



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