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    Govt to introduce E-Pharmacy before end of 2021 – Bawumia

    The Vice President has announced that government will launch an E-Pharmacy project to address challenges faced by members of the public in accessing medicines.

    According to him, currently, many patients spend long hours searching for pharmacies where they can obtain prescribed medications, sometimes at very expensive prices.

    Delivering a public lecture on Ghana’s digital economy, at the Ashesi University on Tuesday, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia stated that the Pharmacy Council in collaboration with the private sector has, therefore, been challenged to digitise the operations of pharmacies in Ghana.

    “Basically, the digital E-Pharmacy platform will offer the opportunity to everyone through a mobile phone to upload your prescriptions and find out which pharmacies near you have the drugs. Secondly, you can compare the prices for the same drug offered by different pharmacies, so that you can buy from the lowest priced pharmacies.”

    He explained that the project, which will be launched before the year ends, is being piloted with 45 pharmacies.

    The Vice President noted that the public will be able to order and pay for the drugs through mobile money or GhQR (Scan and Pay).

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