BY BODE GBADEBO
Residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja will now have access to online drug shopping and information services as Aligs Pharmacy & Stores is set to change the story of easy and fast access drugs.
It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the way businesses operate today, regardless of industry or region of the world. But the adaptability of some of these companies has helped them stand out.
Business owners in some of the hardest-hit countries are working to ensure their businesses not only thrive, but meet customer needs amid the restrictions brought on by COVID-19.
It was in this context that Aligs Pharmacy and Stores pivoted to adapt to new priorities in the midst of the crisis.
Aligs Pharmacy and Stores General Manager Ms Ngozi James explained that the new technology was to expand the pharmacy’s role as a primary care provider by giving residents of Abuja easy access to medicines. through online shopping and online drug information services.
Aligs Pharmacy offers customers the opportunity to purchase all kinds of medications and interact with medical consultants through its official website.
She added that the reorganization has become necessary as more and more people seek exclusivity. In addition, some sick people tend to avoid going to pharmacies in order to limit their exposure to other sick people.
While maintaining its physical stores, Aligs Pharmacy, like many pharmacies in advanced countries, seeks to take advantage of e-Health opportunities.
On why Aligs Pharmacy is making the switch, Ngozi, a pharmacist, said: “I didn’t just want the idea of distributing drugs to those who are sick, but rather as a community pharmacy where we contact each other; go beyond the usual pharmacy-patient relationship to create a strong bond, follow people to find out if they have any side effects, find out if drugs actually work for them, and change them if possible.
“We have a doctor who is on standby to see patients. We also have a clinic where people can rest until they are strong enough to talk to us. We have certified nurses and laboratory scientists in the field. So we integrate these things into our services, and we’re proud to have this all-encompassing community health outfit. “
For her part, the resident pharmacist of the pharmacy Pharm. Karen Okereke, said that with the now digital Aligs Pharmacy, customers will not only chat with readily available experts in real time, but the pharmacy’s website will also provide them with the ability to get prescriptions online and get online. have it delivered to your home anywhere in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.