NO MORE LONG HOURS: Tuanku Fauziah Hospital has introduced a system which reduces waiting time at the pharmacy
KANGAR: UNDER Tuanku Fauziah Hospital's (HTF) Letak Kereta dan Ambil Segera (LeKAS) or Park and Take system, it will only take patients a maximum of five minutes to collect their medication
The system was introduced to ease the burden of patients, especially follow-up patients, who often have to wait for hours at the pharmacy.
With LeKAS, follow-up patients only need to SMS their name, the earlier prescription and time of collection.
State Health, Tourism Development and Rural Development Committee chairman Ahmad Bakri Ali launched the system recently.
Hospital director Datuk Dr Ahmad Nordin Mohd Jais said patients had to register to use the system.
Dr Nordin said more than 1,000 patients had registered as members under the system.
"After registering, they will receive a registration number which they need to use under the system," said Nordin.
"We have taken this step to ease the burden of the elderly, who have had to wait a long time to collect their medicines."
He said pamphlets were being distributed to patients to inform them about the new system.
"With this counter, we will also have more parking space as people will be spending less time at the hospital."
He said some of the hospital staff had been instructed to park at another block to allow patients to use the vacated bays.
Also present were state Health deputy director (pharmacy) Dr Syed Hassan Syed Ibrahim, state Health deputy director (dental) Dr Manmohan Singh and pharmacy chief officer Atia Hashim.