Sunday 31 May, 2020

NHF pharmacy services for residents of quarantined St Mary communities

NHF CEO Everton Anderson

NHF CEO Everton Anderson

The National Health Fund (NHF) made its first visit to the quarantined area of Annotto Bay in S Mary on Saturday, May 9, 2020, and 45 prescriptions were filled.

The government last  Thursday, placed the Dover, Enfield and Annotto Bay sections of St Mary under a 14-day quarantine in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The order, which became effective at 6am Thursday, was made after an outbreak of the disease in the communities. 

Everton Anderson, CEO of the NHF, said, “I would like to reassure the residents of St  Mary, who are currently under quarantine that we will continue to offer our pharmacy services at the centralized pick-up points in the parish.

He added: “Just as we did in Seven Miles and Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew and in Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon, we will continue to provide the same quality services to the residents of communities under quarantine in St. Mary, according to the scheduled dates.”

The scheduled pharmacy services are as follows:

• The community of Dover will receive pharmacy services on Tuesday, May 12 and May 19 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Dover Community Centre.

• On Thursday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 20 from 10 am to 3 pm, pharmacy services will be delivered in Enfield at the Enfield Health Centre.

• The team will return to Annotto Bay Town Square/Annotto Bay Police Station on Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 10 am to 3 pm to provide services to the communities of Port Arthur Lane, Guptar, Westmoreland, Iter Boreale (IB), and Forte Stewart.

Residents can submit their prescription using the Quick Prescript Mobile App by texting ((876) 219-9937 / (876) 219- 9929 or place prescription in a drop box which will be available at security checkpoints.

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