Karachi, November 14, 2019 (PPI-OT): Meri Pharmacy has opened its flagship pharmacy and health centre in PECHS, Karachi. The centre was toured by the distinguished Chief Guest Mr. Abdul Latif Sheikh, President and CEO, Pakistan Society of Health System Pharmacists and Guest of Honour Syed Adnan Rizvi, Director, Drug Testing Laboratory of Pakistan. During the tour, guests were briefed about the variety of medicines available as well as the health care services being offered. The event was attended by the pharmacists, health care providers and Meri Pharmacy team.
Meri Pharmacy is a new concept in community pharmacy and health care services. Operating 24/7, the centre will stock medicines from all the major pharmaceuticals in the country and offer up to 15% discount on the retail price. The centre will also offer express delivery of medicines catering to emergency cases. Meri Pharmacy brings a highly convenient medicine delivery platform whereby medicine purchase orders can be placed through the website, phone call, WhatsApp and Facebook with nationwide delivery service.
“I feel honoured to be a part of this initiative. Meri Pharmacy is certainly going to be a game changer in the health sector of Pakistan. They are redefining the provision of complete health care setup under one roof that is in line with the international quality and health safety standards,” said Mr. Abdul Latif Sheikh, President and CEO, Pakistan Society of Health System Pharmacists.
“The need for holistic health services is on the rise in Pakistan. The changing fast-paced lifestyle leaves people with little time to take care of their health. That’s why they are looking for easy access to medicines and health related advice. Meri Pharmacy has been introduced based on this concept, making it convenient for everyone to get affordable medicines and drug poison information. They can either visit the centre or get in touch remotely through website, social media or phone call”, said Shahrukh Butt, Head of Operations, Meri Pharmacy.
Additionally, Meri Pharmacy will have trained pharmacists with expertise in health counselling and providing drug poison information. They are ensuring the availability of authentic medicines at these centres. Currently, Meri Pharmacy centres are operational in PECHS and Malir. The flagship centre in PECHS will also continue to offer free health check-ups for community welfare.
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