SINGAPORE: Patients with serious problems can now conquer the queues at some polyclinics and obtain their medicine from lockers at seven-Eleven suppliers throughout the island at any time of the day.
The National Healthcare Team Polyclinics (NHGP) and National Healthcare Team Pharmacy (NHGPh) explained on Wednesday (Jul 19) that the services would be readily available at 34 seven-Eleven stores.
The locker services is readily available only to clients with serious problems with a legitimate doctor’s prescription. At present, they can obtain their medicine at polyclinic branches or have it sent to their property.
The new services was released in March, and a lot more than ten clients have tried the services given that.
A single of them, forty eight-calendar year-previous Maslan Ahamad, who is effective as a safety officer, explained: “As I perform twelve-hour shifts, it is complicated for me to stop by the polyclinic to just get my equilibrium medicine. I can now choose to obtain my medicine any time and at a location near to my property with no affecting my perform schedule.”
To use the locker services, suitable clients can submit their medicine order both through an app, the internet site or connect with NHGPh’s call centre at 6355 3000.
Just after the order is verified, the medicine will be packed by pharmacists in tamper-proof luggage and sent to their chosen locker location within a few operating times. Patients will then receive an SMS notification with a a person-time personalized identification quantity (PIN) that they need to have to essential in to obtain their medicine from the lockers. They will have forty eight several hours to obtain it.
The services prices S$4, very similar to a property shipping. Payment can be manufactured through World wide web banking, at AXS equipment or at any of the NHG polyclinics.
“Our clients can be certain that all medicine is packed securely and securely. We also perform with our seller to make certain their private information are not compromised all through shipping,” explained Chan Soo Chung, government director of NHGP.
A checklist of locker areas and taking part seven-Eleven suppliers can be located in this article.
NHG, which has 9 polyclinics in the northern and western elements of Singapore, explained it hopes to start the locker services at a lot more areas islandwide.
Last calendar year, SingHealth Polyclinics released a very similar locker services, known as Pilbox, at Maritime Parade Polyclinic, for clients to collect their medicine from lockers found at the polyclinic by itself. It explained that it would roll out the services at Bedok and Punggol polyclinics in the coming months.