The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pharmaceutical sector along with the Ministry of Health is playing a pivotal role in safeguarding people against the Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said.
Yasser Johari, CEO of Al-Nahdi Medical, told the media, “The sector had been working to ensure that all necessities were available during the ongoing health emergency, and that it was an active partner with Saudi authorities. Al-Nahdi offered home delivery of medicine and repeat prescriptions as the country went into lockdown. We consider medicine one of the most important necessities, especially when we talk about … patients with chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and others. We took a very strategic decision at the early stage of the pandemic to double our stocks and make sure that we have 24/7 direct pickup to home delivery for our clients, to make sure that they’re really being looked after during the pandemic.”
Al-Nahdi Medical has over 700 branches and is planning to expand its presence across the Middle East through the Kingdom’s National Healthcare Transformation Program. Furthermore, the Kingdom’s health ministry rolled out vital apps to assist people to fight against Coronavirus. The Wasfaty app is among the important apps.
The app links hospitals and primary health care centres with community pharmacies seamlessly, paving the way for patients to purchase medicines anytime of the day. The foremost feature of the app includes a medicine delivery service to COVID-19 patients in quarantine without the need of manual prescription by doctors. The app is also helpful for people with chronic disease.