POYC membership card scheme replaces paper-based patient voucher
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The Minister for Health Chris Fearne, has said that Pharmacy of Your Choice is replacing the paper-based patient voucher with the POYC membership card scheme.
Around 40,000 cards have already been delivered since the beginning of the year. In total, 150,000 membership cards will eventually be distributed for patients in Gozo and Malta.
This card, similar to a bank card, will be valid for three years, and is delivered directly to the Patient’s pharmacy of choice, close to the expiry date of the paper voucher.
“Through this system we will be heading towards electronic technology for the health service, and will eventually be included in the e-Prescription – electronic prescriptions directly onto the POYC card,” the Health Minister said.