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‘Full Time Workers Don’t Need To Register’

Registration for free medicine is not a hassle for people in full time employment. “No registration is needed for people who wish to access free medicine if they are already
06 Mar 2015 10:30
‘Full Time Workers Don’t Need  To Register’

Registration for free medicine is not a hassle for people in full time employment.

“No registration is needed for people who wish to access free medicine if they are already registered with Fiji Revenue Customs Authority (FRCA) or Social Welfare Department,” Assistant Minister for Health Veena Bhatnagar said.

She said people who had registered with social welfare and full time workers who had TIN numbers with FRCA don’t need to register.

“ I think there are 490,000 people earning below $20,000 who are already on FRCA database; so these people can get free medicines and they won’t need to present any cards or photos because everything is in the system,” she said.

Ms Bhatnagar also said, “Those with an annual income below $20,000 and individuals under 18 years whose combined parental income is less than $20,000 are also eligible for the free medicine.”

Meanwhile the ministry is still planning to reach out to the interior to those having difficulty in filling in the forms.

“We will be sending out our outreach teams to the interior to get the registration done, but if people can afford to go to hospitals, make sure to fill in a form and leave it there,” Ms Bhatnagar said.

The ministry had also issued a list of the 50 designated pharmacies that would be providing free medicines in the country.

SUVA
A J Swann Drug Store( MH Homemaker Building)
Chemistwala (Nina St)
Island Pharmacy Suva (Cumming street)
Amy Street Pharmacy( Suva Private Hospital)
City Centre Pharmacy  (Thomson Street)
Laucala Bay Pharmacy (Grantham Road)
Bula Pharmacy (Tamavua)
Flagstaff Family Pharmacy
Madison Pharmacy (Cumming Street)
Central Pharmacy (Cumming Street)
Good Healthcare Pharmacy (Ratu Sukuna Road)
Nasese Pharmacy (Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese)
Pharmacy Plus (Renwick Rd)
Rx All Pharmacy (Laucala Beach RB Centre)
Samabula Drug Store (Ratu Mara Road)
Super Drug Laucala  (Damodar City Complex)
Super Drug Pharmacy (Nabua)
Super Drug Suva Central (Thomson Street)
Suva City Pharmacy (Thomson Street)
Tappoo City Chemist

Nausori and Nasinu
Life Pharmacy Limited (Nausori)
Life Pharmacy Limited – Nakasi
Mega Care Pharmacy Ltd (Matainikorovatu Rd)
Nausori Pharmacy
Rewa Pharmacy (Nausori)
Wyse Pharmacy  (Valelevu)
Wyse Pharmacy (Nakasi)

Nadi
Budget Pharmacy (Nadi)
Budget Pharmacy-Namaka
Health First Pharmacy (Lodhia Street, Nadi)
Island Pharmacy Ltd- (Main Street, Nadi)
Medirite Pharmacy ((Main Street, Nadi)
Nadi Health Pharmacy
(Lodhia Street, Nadi)
Namaka Medisure Pharmacy (Namaka)
Rite Health Pharmacy (Namaka Lane)

Labasa
Babasiga Pharmacy (Nasekula Road)
Labasa Pharmacy
My Chemist ((Nasekula Road)
Northern Drug Store (Nasekula Road)
Sigatoka and Navua
Care Chemist (Market square, Sigatoka)
Hyper Chem Sigatoka Pharmacy
Family Pharmacy Ltd (Main street, Navua)

Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki
HyperChem Pharmacy (Vitogo Parade, Lautoka)
Mega Pharmacy (Lautoka)
HyperChem Pharmacy (Ba)
Island Pharmacy Ltd (Ba)
Quest Pharmacy – Ba
Quest Pharmacy (Tavua)
Tavua Chemist
Quest Pharmacy (Rakiraki)

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