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Harcourts opens at Hill Street

Harcourts Pharmacy Chain opened its 26th branch at Hill Street Dehiwala, recently.

The 26th branch opening was also graced by Dr. Bernard De Soyza a long standing well wisher of Harcourts and many distinguished invitees.

The Chief Guest for the opening ceremony was Prof. S. D. Jayaratne, the Professor of Medicine at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and the current chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation, and State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Jayaratne complimented Harcourts for establishing a new benchmark in the lay out and design of retail pharmacies in the country and for offering quality professional service in a comfortable ambience. Prof. Jayaratne observed in a lighter vein that although Harcourts will be a "Competitor " to Osusalas, for the benefit of the general public some type of franchise arrangement can be considered between Osusalas and Harcourts chain.

The Chairman of Harcourts Group, Ahamed Rheyas, pointed out that the first pharmacy of Harcourts was opened in the year 1998 at Dehiwala which even today after 14 years remains the flag ship branch in terms of customer loyalty and revenue. Harcourts have drawn up developmental plans for the pharmacy chain in the next 5 years to cover all major towns including in the East and North.

Harcourts Pharmacy chain has introduced many 'Customer Care' programmes as new trends in pharmacy service. The pharmacy team participates in many public oriented exhibitions where the team conducts Blood sugar tests, Body Mass Index (BMI) test, Fat Evaluation and biological age evaluation etc with the help of computerized gadgets.

They also conduct medical camps of their own for senior citizens through Pensioners Association , other socially active groups and even in association with the Public Health Department.

 

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