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MOH and Saudi Post Sign Agreement to Deliver Medicines to Patients' Homes
01 September 2020

​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Saudi Post have signed an agreement to deliver medicines prescribed by MOH’s hospitals and healthcare centers to patients’ homes. This comes as a part of the ongoing efforts to develop their relationship through the so-called “Last Mile” service launched by the Saudi Post. The agreement aims to gradually cover about 284 hospitals and healthcare centers across the Kingdom, and to deliver the prescriptions to their homes in specially designed containers.  ​

The agreement will boost MOH’s logistic role, in cooperation with Saudi Post, to deliver the medicines to patients’ homes without the need to visit the hospitals or healthcare centers. The agreement comes in continuation of the previous cooperation between the two parties to deliver medicines, and the efforts exerted by MOH to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The beneficiaries of this agreement include home care patients, disability patients, chronic disease patients, virtual clinic patients, immunodeficiency patients, cancer patients and psychiatric patients. 
The signatories of the agreement were Director General of Pharmaceutical Care General Department, Dr. Mohammed Al-Menshawi for MOH, and Vice President of Government & Corporate Sales, Eng. Rayan Al-Sharif for the Saudi Post. The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Health for Therapeutic Services, Dr. Tareef Alaama and Deputy CEO and Supervisor-General of Strategic and Operation Affairs, Dr. Fadi Al-Buhairan, the Saudi Post.

Last Update : 02 September 2020 02:26 PM
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