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Public Sector Pharmacy Partner Pilot Programme to roll out today

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:10 AM

The Ministry of Health is expected today to launch its Public Sector Pharmacy Partner Pilot Programme.

Under the programme, select private pharmacies will fill prescriptions for public patients.

The Health Ministry says the aim of the programme is to improve the delivery of pharmacy services to public patients by giving them more options to fill their prescriptions to reduce their waiting time for service.

The programme is to be administered by the National Health Fund (NHF).

The ministry notes that approximately 200 vital pharmaceutical items have been approved for the programme and can be accessed by public patients through participating private pharmacy partners.

To be eligible to participate in this programme, public patients must be prescribed medications that are on the approved list.

They will be required to sign up to participate in the programme and must have a GOJ Health Card or the National Health Fund Card.