City Pharmacy Limited (CPL)

Recognising Pain

This is the explanation of pain delivered by Dr. Kemo Temo, Consultant Anesthetician Port Moresby General Hospital.

Dr. Temo was speaking at the CPL sponsored national Pain Week celebration dinner function held in collaboration with PNG Women Doctors Association at the Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby recently.

Dr. Temo who is the Consultant Anaesthetic at the PMGH was one of the guest speakers at the gathering held on Wednesday 8th September to commemorate the National pain week.

E-voucher Trial For Cash Preparedness

The e-voucher can be distributed quickly in the event of an emergency where there are agreements already in place with local suppliers. E-vouchers can be operated on a large scale and are faster than procurement processes.

Save the Children and the City Pharmacy Group of Companies (CPL) today tested e-voucher cards at CPL's Stop N Shop at Central Waigani.

CPL moves into digitization

Managing Director, Mahesh Patel, said this process will replace the current paper based system the company uses.

Patel said many of the company’s records were lost following the fire that destroyed its Gerehu head office and warehouse.

“All of our records have been lost because it was all paper based.  So were now looking at digitization of all our documents,” Patel said.

He said this process is art of the Transformation Program to be smarter and cost efficient.

Patel added there will not be any downsizing of manpower as part of this move.

CPL Board to recommend no dividend payment

CPL Board Chairman, John Dunlop, said this in his statement to the Port Moresby Stock Exchange in December 2017.

This is attributed to CPL’s trading performance which had deteriorated since the devastating fire that destroyed its Gerehu warehouse in June last year, acute shortage of stock compounded by foreign currency issues, lack of warehousing space and disrupted logistics.

Opening his statement, Dunlop said CPL’s financial position has materially improved since June 2017.

CPL offers new shares

In a statement released by the Port Moresby Stock Exchange (POMSOX) CPL chairman, Mahesh Patel, said the rights issue is designed to enhance the liquidity and gearing position of CPL to ensure the company in a strong position moving forward.

Patel said approximately 71,690,730 new shares will be issued and has been partially underwritten to an amount of K19 million, however, if fully subscribed, will raise in excess of K40 million.

How he regained the use of his limbs…

Injuring his spine in 2011, Kelly Malara Avosa found himself in this situation.

And for four years, he was bedridden.

In 2015, he had an operation at Port Moresby General Hospital, allowing him to sit up.  

“They put me in a wheelchair and sent me home…that was it,” he says.

But that was not enough for Avosa.

He wanted to walk again.

Avosa came across an article in the papers about Cheshire disAbility Services’ physiotherapy program.

Rigo women seem to be a happy lot!

Situated kilometres outside Port Moresby, it’s not easy to make a living from selling garden produce.

Many constraints stand in the way, including road, transportation, market availability, tools/machines, and proper skills/knowledge in agriculture.

But for the last years since 2012, these worries have been lifted following the partnership with City Pharmacy Limited group.

Through the Rigo Women in Agriculture Cooperative Society, at least 1,000 women have a stable network to supply to, free transport and proper prices for their produce.