Pharmacy Services

By virtue of being a mission hospital, the hospital pharmacy is able to obtain a range of medicines from reliable suppliers at very economic prices. We sell the medicines at the same price it costs the hospital to purchase and handle them, regardless of the patient’s geographical or socioeconomic origin. This low-cost availability of medicines is an important factor in the hospital’s maintaining low total charges to our patients in their visits, in keeping with their ability to pay.

The hospital pharmacy tries to keep in stock at all times roughly 185 different reliable medications.

There is a heavy emphasis in antibiotics and cardiac medicines. Of course there are also those medicines used more typically for “tropical” diseases.

This list below shows, in order, the most heavily used oral and injectable medicines and their costs.

 Oral Medicines Cost/tablet  
1- Captopril 25 mg $0.02 30 tabs = $0.54
2- Metformin 500 mg $0.01 30 tabs = $0.39
3- Ibuprofen 200 mg $0.01  
4- Glibenclamide 5mg $0.00  
5- Acetaminophen 500 mg $0.01  
6- Hydrochlorothiazide $0.01  
7- Atenolol 100 mg $0.02  
8- Omeprazole 20 mg $0.02  
 Injectable Medicines Cost/injection  
1- Rocephin 1 gm $1.21 5 day course = $6.00
2- Tramadol 100 mg $0.12  
  Well-known “tropical medicines” Cost/tablet  
1- Chloroquine 150 mg $0.01  
2- Metronidazole 250 mg $0.01  
3- Mebendazole 500 mg $0.05