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MOH and Saudi Post Sign MoU to Deliver Medicines to Patients’ Homes
13 April 2020

​​In continuation of its precautionary measures to contain the novel Coronavirus and curb its spread, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has signed a MoU with the Saudi Post to deliver medicines prescribed by some hospitals to patients’ homes free of charge. It aims to help keep citizens and residents stay at home for their health and safety​

According to the MoU, Saudi Post will deliver free of charge medicines to patients of four hospitals affiliated with MOH, namely King Salman Hospital in Riyadh, the Maternity and Children Hospital in Dammam, King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Buraidah and the Maternity and Children Hospital in Al-Ahsa.

The mechanism includes, the prescriptions request will be sent to the hospital’s external pharmacies, which will refill the approved prescription. Upon examination and confirmation, each patient’s request is collected separately, and then the patient is contacted and informed about the shipment of the medicines via Saudi Post to his national address. The medicines are collected by Saudi Post and delivered to patients after notifying them with a message on their mobile phones containing the number which was used to verify receipt for completing the consignment.

Last Update : 15 April 2020 06:07 PM
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