The cooperation agreement was signed yesterday by the mayor Meropi Ydraiou, between the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands and GIVMED civil non-profit organization in order to cover a part of the pharmaceutical needs of the municipality’s Social Pharmacy.
With this agreement, the Social Pharmacy of the municipality, which operates in collaboration with Equal Society, is included in a “digital network” for the supply of medicines in a nationwide scope, through which the citizens will be constantly informed of who is able to dispose of his surplus of non-expired drugs.
Thus, the citizens are offered the opportunity to show their social sensitivity towards their fellow human beings but at the same time is taking place real prevention of medical waste in the municipality, as the European Directives require.
The signing of the cooperation agreement took place under the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Social Policy and Welfare, Andreas Skoupouras, the Deputy Mayor of European Programmes and Development Panagiota Tzanne, and the Scientific Advisor, Victor Dimoulis. The signing of the cooperation agreement is part of the participation of the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands in the European Commission’s programme “100 Intelligent Cities Challenge”, where the municipality participates with the prior City Goal “Waste Management and Circular Economy”.
It should be noted that this specific cooperation agreement concerns exclusively the distribution of non-expired medicine to the citizens.
All citizens that are interested can find more information and donate their surplus of non-expired drugs on the website of GIVMED: givmed.org/el/dorea-farmakon/