Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Bemoan Power Cuts and Fuel Price Increases

INCESSANT dreary power cuts coupled with ever rising fuel prices have adversely affected the pharmaceutical wholesale industry’s operations in the last three months. By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe has had to endure 18 hour long power cuts, thus affecting productivity. In an interview, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Distributors director Prashant Shah said they wrote to Zesa informing them of the critical nature of their business but haven’t received a response. We run on generator for 18 hours a day. Cold chain management is a major problem as costs escalating due to fuel…

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PCD Donates ZW$387K Worth Of Chemotherapy Medicines

PHARMACEUTICAL and Chemical Distributors on Friday handed over a donation of chemotherapy drugs worth over ZWL$387 000 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals with some of the medication to be extended to Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. By Kudakwashe Pembere The intervention comes after CancerServe Trust solicited from companies to provide free medicines for cancer patients who have to cough up US$100 for chemotherapy. Cancerserve chairperson Dr Anna-Mary Nyakabau told HealthTimes the donation meant cancer patients would get the chemotherapy drugs for free. She said some patients were now selling belongings to…

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Buy Medicines With RTGS…As PCD Comes To The Rescue

ZIMBABWE’S biggest pharmaceutical firm, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Distributors (PCD) has come to the aid of Zimbabweans bearing the brunt of paying medicines in United States Dollars through selling their supplies in local currencies such as RTGS and Bond notes.   By Kudakwashe Pembere Effective yesterday, the company issued a statement noting how the ailing were forced to buy medication with a currency they are struggling to get their hands on. Briefing the Health and Childcare Minister Obadiah Moyo before touring their warehouse, the company’s chief executive officer Mr Prashant Shah…

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