Picture this: it’s the middle of the night and you are jolted out of sleep by the piercing sound of a phone-call, informing you that a family member has met with an accident. You reach the hospital in time, finish all the paperwork and just when you are about to sink into a chair, you are handed a prescription and asked to get the medicines ASAP. Though most shops would be closed at this ungodly hour, yet you need to get hold of that life-saving drug. Fret not, look to the 24/7 pharmacies, dotted all across the city for that timely help.
Apollo Pharmacy, a division of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, is one such pharmacy and has over twenty outlets all over Bangalore. Hop into one any time of the day and you’ll be greeted by professional pharmacists and a huge stock of every drug available in the market. Apollo also keeps its regular customers happy with freebies like health insurances, health camps and help-line assistance.
Metri Medicals has been in business since 1985. One can see customers streaming in throughout the day, even during the night.
Other than these two pharmacies, there are also a host of small and medium-range shops that remain open throughout the night. While the small shops are usually manned by 1-2 personnel, big outlets have a retinue of staff including security facilities. Here is a list of 24/7 pharmacies that you can go to when in need.
NK Medicals, NR Medicals, Amala Pharma, Sagar Pharma, Apollo Pharma, Khodays Pharma, Harsha Medicals, Jeanne Medicals, Vishal Medicals, Mallige Pharmacy, Mandara Medicals, Prakruthi Pharma, Jayadeva Pharmacy, Residency Pharmacy, Trust Chemists & Druggists, Government Central Pharmacy, Mahaveer Medical & Surgicals and Mahaveer Drug House.
Other than these outlets several hospitals, such as, Mallya Hospital, Bangalore Medical College, Manipal Hospital, Yellamma Dasappa Hospital, and Victoria Hospital too have round-the-clock in-house drug stores.
In matters of health, always be prepared!