City Pharmacy Limited

World Blood Donor Day

The day was also dedicated to voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Merrilyn Mathias, Head of National Blood Transfusion Service in PNG, said there are 34 blood transfusion centers with over 40,000 people donating blood annually.

Director for Medical Service for Port Moresby General Hospital, Dr Kone Sobi shared that over the last two years the hospital have been challenged in blood donations due to COVID-19.

CPL plans new pharmacies

CPL Managing Director, Mahesh Patel, said currently CPL caters for a small fraction of the population and wants to increase that, especially with pharmacies.

Patel said they will also open a new retail branch in Western Province.

“For new shops we’re opening another one in Mt Hagen, also the availability of sites.

“We’ve earmarked about 10 new pharmacies being opened around the country because we only cater for 25 percent to 30 percent of the population.

CPL fire: No drug problem

He said they are not panicking at this stage but moving ahead to ensure supplies remain consistent.

The move follows the destruction of its central warehouse in Port Moresby following a massive fire on Monday.

In an interview with Loop PNG, Patel said because of their experience with the delay in delivering supplies on time, their pharmacies hold months in supplies.

He said supply chain issues meant that pharmacies held up to two months of drug supplies, given the amount of time it arrives in country and then distributed to provinces.

CPL proud to be associated with Lewas

Speaking today at the announcement of the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas squad, Manager for Corporate Services, Marlene Dutta said the company was happy to be associated with a successful national team like the Lewas.

“The success of the team (City Pharmacy PNG Lewas) thus-far has set the bar high for the rest of the season and for all the future teams.

“I am positive, that the team announced today will continue to do yourself, your families, your teammates and PNG proud, said Dutta.

City Pharmacy has been the major sponsor of the Lewas since 2016.