Aster Pharmacies are offering medicines at cost price to some people

Aster Pharmacies are offering medicines at cost price to some people

15 Apr 2020

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UAE pharmacy chain, Aster Pharmacy has announced it will sell medicines at cost price to tourists stranded in the UAE without health insurance. 

The group released a statement, that the decision came from: "several requests from various consulates to assist their citizens to avail prescription medicines – many of which can be very expensive to purchase privately."

"There are currently a large number of people stuck in the UAE as a result of COVID-19 issues, many of whom do not possess health insurance: this is especially worrying for those that have chronic conditions requiring ongoing medical support - in addition to visitors with acute illness that require immediate medication," it explained.

Consumers will need to prove their identity and provide the visit visa with their prescription to avail.