Medication crunch: Budget squeeze sees patients who need chronic drugs sent home empty-handed

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On Tuesday, Health MEC Madoda Sambatha, in his budget vote speech in the provincial legislature, said the province’s health budget allocation for the 2022/23 financial year was R15.1 billion. Photo: Yakubov Alim / Getty Images
On Tuesday, Health MEC Madoda Sambatha, in his budget vote speech in the provincial legislature, said the province’s health budget allocation for the 2022/23 financial year was R15.1 billion. Photo: Yakubov Alim / Getty Images

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On Tuesday, Health MEC Madoda Sambatha, in his budget vote speech in the provincial legislature, said the province’s health budget allocation for the 2022/23 financial year was R15.1 billion. Of this, R1.8 billion was earmarked for medicine and medical supplies.

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