JIS News

Community members in quarantine in Seven and Eight Miles Bull Bay, St. Andrew are being encouraged to utilise the services of the National Health Fund’s Mobile Drug Serv Unit.

The area was declared a quarantine zone by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness on March 13, in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The NHF Mobile Pharmacy will provide services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11a.m. to 1p.m., as well as on opening days at the Bull Bay Health Centre at 11a.m. to 1p.m.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund, Everton Anderson told JIS News that the services of the Unit are available to all residents.

“In the case of Bull Bay, the service is for any person with a prescription, whether from the public health system or a private doctor. If we don’t have it and it’s in the country we will get it and then return to the community with the medication,” Mr. Anderson said.

The Unit will stop at the command post and the established eleven checkpoints – one at the entrance of Shooters Hill, two at the foot of the hill and eight along the Bull Bay main road.

Mr. Anderson informed that the Mobile Drug Serv Unit has been serving the residents of Seven and Eight Miles since March 15.

“The Unit goes to the area stocked with the most frequently used medications. On Tuesday (March 17) we filled 82 scripts, we received 30 drop off scripts and overall we interacted with many residents,” Mr. Anderson added.

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