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Kerry gets vital medicines to people in need

[ March 21, 2022   //   ]

Kerry Logistics Network’s Kerry Pharma arm has launched a customised home delivery service for patient medication deliveries in Hong Kong un in collaboration with SF Express (Hong Kong). The Medication Home Delivery service aims to help institutions and organisations provide remote support for patients in need of help and setting a new standard in home deliveries of patient medication.

The service is tailor-made for patients in vulnerable social groups who are unable to leave their homes to consult doctors or pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Kerry Pharma and SFHK team safeguards the quality of the medication under a safe and stringent delivery process.

A digital tracking system monitors the entire delivery and patients can access status updates and courier information on the SFHK official website and mobile app to maintain communication during the deliveries.

Each courier for the service has to take daily rapid antigen tests before delivery, while all vehicles and delivery-related tools are regularly sanitised.

Samuel Lau, deputy managing director for integrated logistics at Kerry Logistics Network, said: “As the fifth wave of Covid-19 outbreak in Hong Kong peaks, many chronic patients are confined to their homes and cannot access pharmacies and hospitals. To ease their burden during such a stressful time, we …are gratified that we can provide this Medication Home Delivery service in collaboration with SFHK and local NGOs at this time to help those in need.”

Keith Ip, SFHK chief marketing officer of S.F Express (added:  “SFHK aims to collaborate with a variety of social and corporate organisations, hoping to make good use of the company’s existing resources to serve the community….By combining the strength of SFHK’s extensive network and Kerry Pharma’s industry expertise, we believe that we will be able to provide the greatest support to patients with drug delivery need.”