The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has launched the National Electronic Pharmacy Platform (NEPP) that will allow Ghanaians to order licensed medications online.
According to Dr. Bawumia, you can use the app to place an order for the medication you need. The request will be checked on the app by a professional pharmacist before approving it.
The Veep described the new ‘e-pharmacy’ as ‘an enabling environment that will bring the pharmacy to your doorstep’.
This digital platform will haste up the process of ordering medication substantially. Payment is done on the app using any of the following platforms MoMo, Visa, or Mastercard. You then select an address for delivery that is the most convenient.
The Vice President Bawumia outlined the following as part of his speech on the launch of the e-pharmacy:
“For the first time in Ghana, we are going to deploy a National Electronic Pharmacy Platform which will enable over 30 million Ghanaians to have access to prescribed medicines in a more convenient, cost-effective and quality-assured manner.”
Dr Bawumia also emphasized that the new e-pharmacy would allow Ghana to join the e-pharmacy global market.
The Veep prompted his audience that Ghanaians have had to drive long distances to find pharmacies that supply reliable and not expensive medications.
In addition, Dr. Bawumia ascertained that before the e-pharmacy, sick Ghanaians often bought fake medication at very high prices. And also emphasized that buying medications online also has risks, such as the sale of illegal medications and not receiving purchases.
Dr. Bawumia is clear that the new e-pharmacy will change all that, offering good prices and legal medications, with the convenience of the internet.
The e-pharmacy is therefore intended as a policy to protect and support Ghanaians immediately and increase future prosperity.
The e-pharmacy is the latest policy implemented under Dr. Bawumia’s ‘digitization’ agenda.