Chattogram Kotwali police station office-in-charge (OC) Mohammad Mohsin has launched a telepharmacy service, Aamar Pharmacy, to help the residents of Chattogram get emergency medicines at a 15 percent discount on the market price.
The telepharmacy started providing its services on June 16 with the help of "BM Riders", who are handling the delivery services.
Currently, Aamar Pharmacy is being run by a team of 20 volunteers and that number will be increased later depending on the demand.
During this coronavirus pandemic, Chattogram is facing a shortage of necessary medicines in pharmacies.
Majority of the pharmacies of the city are racking up the prices of medicines through syndication and as a result, the residents have become hostage to the whims of these traders.
To eradicate this problem, OC Mohsin has taken this initiative and upon calling the hotline number of Kotwali police station, the BM Riders volunteers will deliver the necessary medicine to the door steps of the residents.
OC Mohsin said, "Some traders have started manipulating prices of these necessary medicines due to the increased demand."
"Our main goal is to help the residents get relief from this problem."
"Aamar Pharmacy will not sell any quantity of medicine without a valid prescription or over the prescribed number of doses," added OC Mohsin.