Ghanaians to purchase drugs with MoMo as gov’t plans to roll out E-PHARMACY

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Vice President Bawumia has said plans are in earnest to see the introduction of Electronic-Pharmacy (E-Pharmacy) to tackle Ghana’s health needs.

According to him, many patients currently spend long hours looking for pharmacies where they can obtain prescribed medications, sometimes at exorbitant prices.

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia stated during a public lecture on Ghana’s digital economy at Ashesi University on Tuesday that the Pharmacy Council, in collaboration with the private sector, has thus been challenged to digitize the operations of pharmacies in Ghana.

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“The digital E-Pharmacy platform will offer the opportunity to everyone through a mobile phone to upload your prescriptions and find out which pharmacies near you have the drugs. Secondly, you can compare the prices for the same drug offered by different pharmacies, so that you can buy from the lowest priced pharmacies, he said.

According to the Vice President, the public will be able to order and pay for the drugs using mobile money or GhQR (Scan and Pay).

“The medications will then be delivered to customers’ homes via courier service,” he added.

He revealed that the E-Pharmacy project will make Ghana the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to have a national scale E-Pharmacy and one of only a few countries in the world with a national scale E-pharmacy.

“The E-Pharmacy is scheduled to be launched before the end of the year. I would like to thank the Pharmacy Council and the Ghanaian private partners for being very proactive and for tolerating my hounding,” he added.

 

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