Firm launches online platform to boost access to drugs, medical supplies
An outfit, Wellness Medical Distribution, at the weekend, launched its online integrative marketplace for pharmaceutical products, Pharmacentre, to boost access to quality drugs and facilitate medical supplies in Nigeria.
Pharmacentre is a digital platform that enables licensed medical professionals to sell quality medical products to businesses and consumers alike.
As an integrative marketplace, Pharmacentre integrates consumer-facing (business to consumer selling) and provider-facing (business to business selling) models.
Through its interactive and easy-to-use platform, Pharmacentre would leverage the huge stock of pharmaceutical products from different licensed pharma merchants to supply to online consumers/businesses via e-orders, as well as serve as a link between consumers and existing physical pharmacies.
Speaking during the unveiling in Lagos, the firm’s Group MD/CEO, Mrs. Adetutu Afolabi, submitted that over 253,000 deaths occur yearly in the country due to insufficient access to quality healthcare.
She said while a good number of these casualties come from inadequate health systems, others stem from little or no access to medicines.
Her words: “Since the COVID-19 pandemic, major disruptions have visited pharmacy markets globally, but through the power of technology and online commerce, we want to facilitate easier and safer access to drugs for all. As such, getting medicines online affords consumers the benefit of quick, easy, convenient and private access to medical needs, with the click of a mouse. Nobody should be left stranded because they do not have a pharmacist in their network.”