New Delhi: Apollo Pharmacy, a part of Chennai-based healthcare major Apollo Hospitals, has said it would add 250 outlets every year. “We would able to grow 250 outlets every year. We have grown between 30 to 35 per cent every year,” Apollo Pharmacy VP Atul Ahuja said. The company had a turnover of `1,150 cores in the last financial year. It is witnessing a consistent demand from the metros and other cities. On the issue of home delivery of medicines, he said, “Yes it is feasible, but the law of the land says that the dispensing of the medicines has to be done by the qualified pharmacists.
The pharmacy chain currently employs around 10,000 people, he said. He further said dispensing has become a critical aspect in the pharmacy retail chain business, which includes transportation, warehousing in proper cold environment and distribution, which are managed at the back end.
“This entire work of supply chain management right from procuring to warehousing and sale at outlets is done by experienced pharmacist,” he added.
He further informed that all Apollo Pharmacy stores are company owned.