MS delivers medicines to your door

MS delivers medicines to your door
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Currently 12 thousand residents of Mato Grosso do Sul receive medicines at their doorsteps for free. They are beneficiaries of a program created by the State Government that works as a type of ‘delivery hotline’. After registration, teams visit patients’ addresses for assistance.

The Remédio em Casa program, created in 2022, delivers medicines for continuous use and colostomy bags. In total, 135 types of medicines are on the list, according to the SES (State Department of Health).

“We treat chronic diseases, so these are prolonged treatments that become very expensive for patients. That’s why we can promote the delivery of the medicine monthly to their home or to the address they find most convenient”, explains Patrícia Veiga, state coordinator of Assistance Pharmaceuticals.

As soon as she found out about the possibility of receiving medication to treat rheumatoid arthritis at home and free of charge, Ana Carolina Félix, 42, signed up.

Bonito city hall, 300 kilometers from Campo Grande, joined the program in July last year and Ana Carolina was among the first people to seek the benefit in the city where she lives.

“My medication needs to be refrigerated and with the program it comes well packaged in a Styrofoam box with ‘gelox’. It has always arrived at the appropriate temperature and as soon as I receive it I put it in the fridge. For me this is very good, as I don’t have to worry about I can look for it with a cooler, having to go home straight away to store it in the fridge. I can be carefree because my medication will be at home by the 10th”, she says.

Ana Carolina is a nurse. Before moving to Mato Grosso do Sul, she worked in São Paulo at the Albert Einstein hospital, where she received medication. The disease was diagnosed 15 years ago.

Another beneficiary of the Remédio em Casa program is retired bricklayer Onofre de Souza, aged 58, resident of Campo Grande. He receives medication to treat glaucoma. “As my father says: ‘it’s a great help’. We don’t have to go far to pick it up, just call and schedule a time for delivery”, he praises.

To be part of the program you must fill out a membership form. Registration is done at health units for residents of the interior of Mato Grosso do Sul and at Casa da Saúde for those living in the Capital. Simply present a personal document.

“All patients from all municipalities can join. We have several municipalities that already have registered patients. If the patient requests it, delivery will be made to them in their municipality. This is very important”, highlights Patrícia Veiga.

The program does not deliver controlled medications that require a medical prescription at each pick-up. For more information, contact (67) 99639-0071 or (67) 98163-1122.


The article is in Portuguese

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