The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) announced the continuation of providing its Medication Home Delivery Service, in cooperation with Qatar Post, by contacting the WhatsApp phone numbers of its health centers.
PHCC explained that the Medication Home Delivery Service aims to reduce patients' visits to health centers and confirms the community's keenness to stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Patients can request the Medication Home Delivery Service by contacting the WhatsApp number assigned to their health center from Sunday to Thursday, From 8 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm, except for the weekend (Friday & Saturday) where the service would be off.
Once a text message with the word “hello” is sent via WhatsApp to the health center, the pharmacist will contact the patient as soon as possible. Afterwards, the medicines will be delivered to the patient’s home via Qatar Post for a delivery charge of 30 QAR.
As for those exempted from payment, the service fees will be paid online using a bank card by receiving a text message.
Director of Pharmacy at PHCC, Dr. Manal Al Zaidan, said that this service is available to everyone. She stressed that all the required medicines are available in PHCC pharmacies in sufficient quantities and there are no fears of the possibility of any shortage of any type of medicine.
She added that PHCC, within the framework of the preventive and precautionary measures taken by the state to limit the spread of the COVID-19 and the safety of all auditors, continues to provide the Medication Home Delivery Service from health centers for all, especially those with chronic diseases to reduce gatherings during drug dispensing from the pharmacy.
For the safety of all patients, PHCC canceled and reduced the appointments of a number of clinics and worked on organizing and scheduling appointments with patients by communicating via phone with those whose condition does not require meeting the doctor directly. As for the medicine, we have expert pharmacists working in each of our 28 health centers in the State of Qatar to support the provision of a fast and safe home delivery service for all.