Our expert says:
Calm down. What you did was dishonest, as you know, and it sounds as if they are being strict but reasonable about this. You may be able to pay for the meds you need with the money you would otherwise have contributed towards your medical aid. You can also go to a government clinic or hospital, as basic asthma and depression medications would be available there, at a cost elatd to your earnings.
But if there's a twist about medical aid membership being a condition of your job (?) then ask them what you can do about that ; maybe sign a waiver. Maybe discuss it with the HR division of your company, and see what they can suggest
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