At the end of the day we want people who have a balanced view.
The ministry of health is determined to defend and promote indigenous knowledge systems, because we believe that traditional medicines and traditional health practitioners have an important role to play in the health system of the country.
The MCC should establish whether any of the South African medicine regulatory requirements have been breached and recommend the appropriate course of action to remedy such a situation.
There was a first indication in June that they had some internal problems but then the understanding was that there might be some way of working around it. We need to establish the extent of the challenges.
The Department of Health is completing the analysis of the data that will assist in determining a new dispensing fee that can be charged by pharmacists on medicines in line with the ruling of the Constitutional Court.