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All Pharmacity pharmacies participate in the F0 care program in Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh CityPharmacity’s 370 pharmacies provide drugs, quick test for Covid-19, mouthwash… to support F0 for home treatment, accounting for 60% of the city’s total number of pharmacies.

According to the HCM City Department of Health, the city currently has more than 6,500 pharmacies, often in densely populated areas such as near markets and industrial parks, so calling for pharmacies to participate in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic will bring practical and necessary significance in the complicated situation of the epidemic.

Specifically, the pharmacy will participate in three activities including: fully and correctly providing the necessary items and drugs for home health care for people with Covid-19; communication, home health care consultation for patient F0; acting as a bridge between F0 and medical stations, mobile medical stations, community Covid-19 care teams.

After the call of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City to mobilize the pharmacy system to participate in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, so far, 590 pharmacies have registered to participate in the F0 home care program. Particularly, the largest pharmaceutical retail chain in the market, Pharmacity, has 370 participating pharmacies, accounting for about 60% of the total number of pharmacies in the whole city participating in the program up to now.

Pharmacity representative said, responding to the call of the Department of Health, Pharmacity has urgently put 370 pharmacies of the company in Ho Chi Minh City ready to participate in the fight against the epidemic with the health system. The representative of this unit is committed to providing adequate drugs, quick test for Covid-19, throat rinse, physiological saline … in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health and the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City. At the same time, the pharmacists also volunteered to act as a bridge between F0 and the medical station.

Currently, besides 100% of pharmacies in Ho Chi Minh City participating in the F0 care program, it is expected that in the near future all newly opened pharmacies in the area will also participate in this list. This is to accompany the frontline and the city to stop the Covid-19 epidemic.

100% of Pharmacity pharmacies participate in the F0 patient support program.

Pharmacity is a large retail pharmacy chain in Vietnam established in 2011. Pharmacity currently operates nearly 700 stores in 18 provinces with three centralized distribution centers and a fully integrated logistics network of more than 4,000 employees, of which more than 70% are pharmacists.

Ngoc An (Photo: Pharmacity)

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