Tuesday, August 11

Patient gushes over convenient, hassle-free collection of medicine


Roslan shows his pharmacy card to reporters prior to becoming the first to collect his medication from the drive-through pharmacy at Sibu Hospital.

SIBU: Self-employed Roslan Poli did not expect to be the first patient to utilise the services of Sarawak’s first-ever drive-through pharmacy at Sibu Hospital, which was launched yesterday afternoon.

The 49-year-old, however, said he was happy with the convenience afforded to him by the new service, as it meant saving time in not having to go through the hassle of finding a parking spot to collect his medication.

“In fact, I don’t even have to get out of my car to collect my medicine. This is the kind of service that patients here have been waiting for. I am so excited to be the first patient to collect my medication from this drive-through pharmacy,” he told reporters.

Roslan believed that the latest facility at Sibu Hospital would definitely reduce the waiting time to collect one’s prescription, saying that those from outstation locations would surely appreciate the service.

“I have been collecting my medication from the pharmacy at Sibu Hospital for over the past three years and each time, it would take more than an hour. But today (yesterday), I can collect my medication faster and more comfortably,” he said.

The facility was launched by Ministry of Health Pharmaceutical Services Division senior director Dr Ramli Zainal.