Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) beneficiaries who are accustomed to utilizing the Johnsons Point Pharmacy will have to use the Scheme’s other locations, since the building will be undergoing renovation.
As a result of the expected work, dispensing services at that pharmacy are suspended with immediate effect, as renovations and repairs of the facility get underway.
This decision reportedly follows discussions between MBS executives and Minister of Health Sir Molwyn Joseph.
Beneficiaries who rely on services at Johnsons Point are therefore encouraged to utilize the MBS pharmacies located in All Saints, Browne’s Avenue, Clare Hall, Grays Farm, or the main pharmacy on Nevis Street.
According to officials, these locations are fully equipped to provide same-day services and drop-off and pick-up services – except the Grays Farm facility, which offers same-day only.
Meanwhile, the MBS says it is also exploring alternative arrangements to ensure the needs of beneficiaries in the Johnsons Point area are better met.
Updates on the progress of these arrangements will be made public in the coming weeks, officials say.
For years, calls have been made by Southside residents and United Progressive Party Senator Johnathan Joseph for repairs to be effected at the Johnsons Point Clinic and other healthcare facilities, which are in urgent need of repair due to their dilapidated state.