Top priority on Delivery of Medicines through Speed Post: Minister
Delhi: With the rising cases of coronavirus and the consequent lockdown preventing the movement of people even to take their essential supplies, the Minister of Communications, Law & IT Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad has instructed Secretary Posts to ensure that delivery of medicines through Speed Post is given the highest priority during the lockdown.
He has further directed that all employees of the Department of Posts are sensitised so that no one should face difficulty in receiving or sending medicines during the lockdown. The entire postal network across the country has been galvanised for the purpose. Intrastate and interstate mail arrangements have been made for the purpose.
The iconic red mail vans and Road Transport Networks are rendering yeoman Service in point to point delivery of essential medicines, COVID 19 testing kits, medical equipment including ventilators. Mail arrangements are also being made with operating cargo flights and special parcel trains to ensure timely delivery. Thousands of tones of medicines and medical equipment is being delivered in tie-ups with Indian Drug Manufacturers Association, Directorate General of Health Services and online pharmaceutical companies. Postal officers and employees are working round the clock across the country to ensure the timely delivery of medicines at doorsteps of hospitals and individual customers.