Qatar Post reduces door-to-door delivery charges for HMC and PHCC drugs to QR20
The reduced rate will be in effect until the end of the year.
The service was launched in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but continued thanks to positive patient feedback. So far, more than 400,000 drug deliveries have been made to HMC patients and nearly 200,000 drug deliveries to PHCC patients using the service, according to a press release.
To access the HMC home medicine delivery service, patients can call 16000 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, Sunday through Thursday. To access the PHCC’s home medicine delivery service, patients can call the home medicine delivery service number assigned to their health center or 16000 for more information.
Additionally, for the PHCC home medicine delivery service, patients can message the WhatsApp number assigned to their health center. They can find whatsapp number in this link available here on the PHCC website.
HMC and PHCC patients must have a valid health card, a card to pay for medication and delivery charges, and know their home and street address.
Qatar Post is the delivery agent handling this service. All Qatar Post drivers adhere to the highest hygiene standards and have been specially trained to handle medicines, including those that require refrigeration and special handling.
Dr Moza al-Hail, executive director of HMC’s pharmacy department, said reducing the fee to QR20 would make the service more accessible to patients.
“This is a very convenient service that allows patients to receive their prescribed medications in a safe and convenient way,” Dr al-Hail said. “This partnership has brought real and lasting benefits to our patients. We would like to thank Qatar Post for their continued support and encourage our patients to use this excellent service.
Dr. Manal AlZaidan, Director of Pharmacy Department at PHCC, said: “We appreciate the support provided by Qatar Post and accept the community’s request to reduce the costs of door-to-door medicine delivery. This will definitely make the service more accessible to our community, especially during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It will also help reduce the number of patients visiting PHCC Health Center pharmacies and further prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection.
Faleh al-Naemi, President and CEO of Qatar Post, added: “We are delighted to solidify our partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, HMC and PHCC in a joint effort to continue bringing convenience to patients during the coming summer months and as we approach the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 when road traffic will naturally increase.