§ Mr. K. Robinson
This right exists only in relation to patients living more than a mile from a chemist in rural areas or satisfying the Executive Council that they would have serious difficulty in getting to a chemist, who request their doctors to dispense for them. The intention is that doctors should still be able to dispense medicines for patients who would otherwise have serious difficulty in obtaining them from a chemist because of distance or inadequacy of communications.
§ Mr. Robinson
The net result will not make it more difficult for patients living in the countryside. Discussions with representatives of the medical and pharmaceutical professions on the introduction of the changes are currently in progress.