A Wu-Mart convenience store inside the No.30 yard of Xueyuan Road became Haidian District’s first convenience store to sell medicines on May 23, 2019.
It is also the second one of its kind to sell medicines in Beijing.
At the Wu-Mart convenience store, the OTC drugs of Class Blike Banlangen Grains, Compound caoshanhu tablets, Vitamin B1 are piled on an entire shelf.
At the zone for medical apparatus & instruments of Class II, there are home medicine equipment like clinical thermometers, blood pressure meters, nebulizers and medical supplies for external use such as gauze bandage and band-aid for sale.
Some residents shopping here were very interested in these stuffs.
A sophomore of University of Science and technology Beijing surnamed Liu said, “It is so convenient that we can buy medicine here for indisposition without bothering to go to hospitals or drugstores.”
A person in charge of the convenience store said, “People felt surprised to buy drugs from supermarket. Meanwhile, they are very concerned about the drugs’ sources, quality and operational channels, which are beyond our expectation.”
For better serving residents to buy drugs, two pharmacists are especially stationed here.
Besides Haidian District, Beijing’s Chaoyang District will approve another five convenience stores as pilots to sell medicines by the end of May.
The city will make 50 chain convenience stores as pilots to sell OTC drugs of Class B and medical apparatus & instruments of Class II in 2019.