Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, has declared that the Ghana National Electronic Pharmacy Platform, also known as the e-Pharmacy platform, will be officially launched across the country today.
After registering on the platform with their Ghana card, Ghanaians can easily upload and purchase prescription medications on the platform and have them delivered to their homes.
Ghana’s national e-pharmacy platform is one of only a few in the world and the first in any African country.
Dr. Bawumia, who led the e-pharmacy initiative with pharmaceutical industry stakeholders after a successful six-month pilot, announced the initiative’s full operationalization on his Facebook page.
He expressed delight at the convenience it will provide Ghanaians as well as the anticipated boost to the pharmaceutical industry.
Over the past six years, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has successfully implemented a number of digitalization initiatives, including the e-pharmacy platform.
The digital national identification system (Ghana card), national digital property address system, mobile money interoperability, universal QR Code, and digitization of government services at ports, registrar general, DVLA, passport application, and many others are among them.
In the health sector, the e-pharmacy platform complements the successful medical drone delivery service, which delivers essential drugs to remote parts of the country in real time via drones.