News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Pharmacists Donate Medicines For Tsunami Victims

6 January 2005

Pharmacists Donate Medicines For Tsunami Victims

Pharmacists are donating medicines urgently needed by those injured by the Boxing Day tsunamis.

Pharmacy Guild President Richard Heslop said community pharmacists shared the shock and sadness of all New Zealanders at the destruction of lives and property on such a massive scale.

“Many New Zealanders with family links to the areas affected have sought support from the public and that has been freely given. Pharmacists have been asked to assist by representatives of the Sri Lankan community and have agreed to donate some high priority medicines to be taken to that country.

We would ask the public to consider helping by buying an extra medicine pack towards the effort when making a purchase. The advice received from Sri Lanka is that there is an urgent need for antibiotics and medicines for the treatment of diarrhoea.”

Mr Heslop said pharmacists had always supported the health needs of families and it was no surprise Guild members and the wider pharmacy community had agreed to help. Pharmacies would be sending the donated medicines to the Guild in Wellington for sorting and delivery to the appropriate Sri Lankan representatives so they could be taken to Sri Lanka and directly distributed to those in need.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news