Several polyclinic pharmacies, operating under the aegis of the Barbados Drug Service (B.D.S), will close for one day ONLY next month, to carry out their annual stocktaking. The Ministry of Health apologises for any inconvenience caused.

The pharmacies at the Ladymeade Reference Unit and St. Thomas Out-patient Clinic will be the first to close on Monday, March 3.

On Tuesday, March 4, the pharmacies at Maurice Byer Polyclinic in Speightstown and the Randal Phillips Polyclinic in Oistins, Christ Church will be closed.

The Glebe Polyclinic Pharmacy in St. George will be closed on Thursday, March 6 while on Friday, March 7, that of the Edgar C
ochrane Polyclinic in Wildey will not be in operation.

During the week, March 10 to 14, six pharmacies will close to accommodate stocktaking. These are the Geriatric Hospital Pharmacy at Beckles Road, St. Michael. and St. Joseph Out-patient Clinic on Monday, March 10; St. Philip Polyclinic on Tuesday, March 11, the Psychiatric Hospital Pharmacy on Wednesday, March 12; Black Rock Polyclinic Pharmacy on Thursday, March 13 and St. John Out-patient Clinic Pharmacy on Friday, March 14.

The last pharmacies to close will be those at the Warrens? Polyclinic in St. Michael and the Winston Scott Polyclinic at Jemmotts Lane, which will do so on Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18, respectively.

Stock taking is an annual exercise at B.D.S pharmacies, which not only ensures that the physical inventory is up-to-date, but that the public can obtain supplies when required.

While the above B.D.S pharmacies will close on the listed dates, the polyclinics will remain OPEN throughout the period and will continue to provide the normal services. In addition, emergency prescriptions will be honoured as necessary.

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