Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed a national electronic pharmacy (E-pharmacy) platform will be launched in the coming weeks to facilitate the location and purchase of prescribed medicines.
Dr Bawumia said the Pharmacy Council in collaboration with the private sector has completed work on a digital platform for all pharmacies in Ghana and a pilot of 45 pharmacies has been completed.
The National Electronic Pharmacy Platform will offer the opportunity to everyone through a mobile phone to upload prescriptions and find out which pharmacies near have the medicines. Secondly, prices can be compared for the same drug offered at different pharmacies to buy from the lowest priced pharmacies.
“You will also be able to order the drug and pay for it on the phone through mobile money or other channels. The medicines are then delivered to the customers at home through a courier service.
“The National Electronic Pharmacy Platform will be formally launched in the next few weeks. This will make Ghana one of only a few countries in the world with a national scale E-pharmacy”, the vice president explained.
In December 2021, Dr Bawumia launched the policy and guidelines for the National E-Pharmacy programme.
Source: Opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini