Mystery surrounds the medicine from the Kopanong Hospital that has been found abandoned in Unitaspark in Vereeniging.
Local councillor Elize Aucamp has drawn my attention to this matter. She says that last week on Friday evening (27 February), patrollers from the Community Policing Forum found a bag with medicine inside in a field next to Peggy Duncan street in Unitaspark.
They took it to a pharmacist who has valued it at about R10 000.
The medicine is fairly recently expired and is marked as being from the Kopanong Hospital. It was issued to three people.
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Dumping of medicine is a serious issue as children can find it and eat it.
Cllr Aucamp will lay a charge of illegal dumping with the police.
If people have a large amount of unwanted medicine they should take it to a hospital or clinic for safe disposal.
Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health
082 333 4222
March 6, 2015