These days, more patients visit the clinics and pharmacies than usual, implying more contacts with health professionals. Therefore, just like doctors treating patients, pharmacists are exposed to an increased risk of infection as well. Prevention and maintaining social distancing are essential to stay safe.
In accordance with international health organizations’ advice in order to keep social distancing, Egis provides medical staff and pharmacies with protective equipment (worth of cca 500 000 EUR) including acrylic sneeze guards and ten thousand units of disinfecting aerosol.
Protecting medical staff and supporting pharmacies to have safer working conditions can help to maintain continuous medical care for patients and to reduce the risk of spreading the infection.