The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has implemented a home delivery system for residents in need of prescribed medication.
A media bulletin from the Ministry of Health said the service will be available to residents on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.
Residents on the main island of Tortola are asked to send their new prescriptions to the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital Pharmacy via WhatsApp at 284-440-1726 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the other hand, Tortola residents seeking refill prescriptions are invited to call 284-852-7556.
For easy processing and packaging of medications, the BVIHSA said all prescriptions should have on the details of the patient including their name, contact number and physical address.
Once ready for delivery, medications will be delivered by a BVIHSA driver who will be accompanied by a nurse which will deal directly with the patient at their home.
Residents on the sister islands are asked to contact their respective community clinics to get their prescriptions dealt with.
For persons on Virgin Gorda, they can contact the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre at 284-345-2613 or the North Sound Clinic at 284-440-1661.
Residents on Anegada are asked to contact the Nurse Romalia Smith Clinic at 284-346-9801 and 284-440-1627, while Jost Van Dyke residents can contact their community clinic at 284-346-1709.
This home delivery system was implemented because of the territory-wide curfew in effect.
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