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Joint programme to deliver medicines to clinic patients

The Ministry of Health and the Postal Department have jointly implemented a programme to distribute medicines for those receiving treatment from Government hospitals and do not have sufficient medicine for their daily use to their places of residence, acting Director General of Health Services Dr.S.Sridharan said.

Arrangements have been made to deliver medicines from tomorrow (13) onwards to the doorstep of patients and the correct name, address, clinic number and telephone number are essential for this process.

Therefore, patients are requested to communicate to the hospital they are registered with by phone and update above details as early as possible.

The hospital staff will prepare your drug requirements after verifying your correct address with clinic number, phone number and name of the hospital. Those parcels will be delivered to you by post during curfew period.

The process will commence from the Gampaha and Colombo Districts and will be expanded islandwide.

Patients with chronic diseases and the elderly have been advised not to attend hospital clinics until further notice since they are at a higher risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus due to the congestion at clinic setups. They have also been advised to visit the Emergency Treatment Units of the closest hospital, at any time if they experience any symptoms of the disease.

Patients attending clinics in the Colombo and Gampaha districts have been advised to contact the relevant hospitals to obtain the necessary advice on obtaining monthly medicines.

Meanwhile, the State Ministry of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulations sources said that pharmacists have been advised not to change the clinical medicines that are taken without checking the patient for any reason.

“State Pharmaceutical Corporation’s pharmacies (Osusala) have the facility to deliver medicines to anyone in the Kurunegala and Gampaha districts. Pharmacies have been set up in Kurunegala, Minuwangoda, Negombo, Ragama and Gampaha for this purpose. If there is a need to obtain a photocopy of the prescription from a doctor, you can Viber or WhatsApp to the following numbers in order to get the required medicines delivered to your home,” sources said.

01. Kurunegala - No. 28, Weeratunga Building, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo Road - Minuwangoda -070-1902778

02.Minuwangoda - Old Urban Council Building, Colombo Road, Minuwangoda -070–1902770

03.Negombo - 134, Opposite General Hospital, Colombo Road, Negombo - 070 -1902771

04.Ragama - 61A, Mahabage Road, Ragama-070-1902772

05.Gampaha - 226, Colombo Road, Gampaha-070-1902773

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Medicinal Drugs home delivery from tomorrow (17:16)

for patients of Govt. Hospitals

Ministry of health and the Postal Department has jointly implemented a program to distribute medicine for those who are getting treatment from government hospitals and have not enough medicine for their daily use, Director General of Health Services (Coverup) Dr S Sridharan said.

Arrangements have been made to deliver drugs from tomorrow onwards and the correct name, address, clinic number and telephone number are essential to distribute medicine to the doorstep of the patients.

Therefore, patients are requested to communicate though the phone to the hospital you are registered and update above details as early as possible.

The hospital staff will prepare your drugs packets including your correct address with clinic number, phone number and name of the hospital. Those packets will be delivered to you by postman regularly during curfew period. The process will commence from the Gampaha and Colombo Districts and will be expanded Island-wide.

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