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Caring Pharmacy launches CariDoctor for online prescriptions, minor consultations


KUALA LUMPUR: With the advancements in medical technology, easier methods are now available for patients to consult health experts. One such method is the CariDoctor-Electronic Prescription Service (CariDoctor), a one-stop solution launched yesterday by the Caring Pharmacy Group to meet public health needs.

Through the platform, a pharmacist contacts available physicians on behalf of patients who require consultation for minor illnesses such as headaches, rashes, and skin infections. This enables them to get unfailing professional advice and medical prescriptions from licensed doctors.

Caring Pharmacy’s chief pharmacist, Wong Hooi Fen, said CariDoctor supplements a physical consultation and is not meant to completely replace a doctor’s visit.

“Telemedicine has been on the rise since the start of Covid-19, when the industry developed hybrid consultation services. This will not replace the physical consultation but will complement it.

“A patient can reduce the time it takes to get medical prescriptions from doctors and to go to the pharmacy to buy them,” she said. the sun.

“With CariDoctor, which is available in all our pharmacies across the country, the public can access immediate medical consultation for minor illnesses.”

Caring Pharmacy Marketing Director Loo Jooi Leng said CariDoctor has been trialed at a number of Caring outlets since June and around 1,000 people have signed up on the platform.

“With the national launch of CariDoctor across all Caring pharmacies today, we expect more people to use the platform and with that there will be more doctors available to cater to the high number of (participants). Currently, we don’t ‘we don’t have a fixed number of partner doctors,’ he said.

Pharmacy practice manager Lee Yean Ling said it will take some time for the public to adapt to technological advancements, but over time they will get used to it.

“Go to the nearest Caring pharmacy and try it for free. Our pharmacists will guide you on how to use the platform and you will eventually get used to it”,
she says.

Caring Pharmacy Group General Manager Chong Yeow Siang said, “The CariDoctor platform will promote good healthcare practices. We are constantly innovating to provide superior services that can help large numbers of people in terms of medical advice, convenience, quality, cost and reliability.

CariDoctor was launched in conjunction with World Pharmacists Day, which falls on September 25. The service is available at all Caring Pharmacy locations and select Georgetown Pharmacy and Wellings Pharmacy stores nationwide.

To celebrate World Pharmacists Day, the Caring Pharmacy Group is promoting better health and lifestyles by offering health checks (blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol), a Jom Kurang Manis diabetes counseling service, a Eat Well Stay Fit weight management and asthma counseling service at all of its outlets nationwide.