Cassava Smartech’s Maisha Health Fund over the weekend introduced Virtual Pharmacy, a program that allows individuals to order prescription drugs on the phone so as to promote social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the launch, Cassava Smartech chief executive officer, Mr Eddie Chibi, said the innovation was made possible through group synergies with VAYA Express, bringing to fruition the group’s mandate to give Zimbabweans access to easy technology enabled health services.
“We are determined to enhance access to safe health services in this Covid-19 pandemic where social distancing is a need for people with pre-existing health conditions. To minimise public exposure, home deliveries are being made within a 20 kilometres radius from the central business district,” He said.
The first launch of virtual pharmacies has begun in Harare and will be rolled out to other major cities and towns throughout Zimbabwe.
Covid 19 has affected nearly 7 500 people in Zimbabwe.