You never know when a medical emergency can hit. It could be something minor like a cut or bruise, or it could be something major that requires immediate hospitalization. A few days ago, we did an article about how the government has made available a health insurance scheme that provides Rs. 2.5 lakh worth of cover for as little as Rs. 250 annually. So in case, you’re faced with a situation where you or a family member requires medical attention and hospitalization, you now have the peace of mind knowing that you can avail of cashless medical aid at almost all major private and public hospitals. But in case of minor emergencies requiring over the counter or prescription medication, here is a list of pharmacies in the main cities that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you live in Panjim, here are the pharmacies in your area that are open 24 hours a day.
- Jeevan Rekha, 18th June Road
- Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula
- We Care, Mala
- Wellness Forever, 18th June Road
- Wellness Forever, Gurudatta Apartments
In Bambolim, you can visit GMC at any time to receive medical aid, or to pick up medicines. Additionally, you can visit the following pharmacies 24×7
- Wellness Forever
- GAPL Medicentre, GMC
In Mapusa, these are the pharmacies that are open 24×7
- Galaxy Hospital, Xelpem
- Vision Hospital, Duler
- Lifecarx, Alto-Pilerne
In Margao, there are two pharmacies that are open 24 hours a day
- GAPL Medicentre
- Holy Spirit Medical Stores
If you live in and around Vasco, SMRC Hospital in Chicalim has a pharmacy that can assist you 24×7.
In Ponda, you can visit Savoikar Nursing Home in Warkhandem in case you need any medical assistance 24 hours a day.
As of now, these pharmacies have been listed by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) as being scheduled to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from July to September, however, most of them will also be open beyond September as well. If you know anyone who could benefit from this information, please share this article with them. We will continue to update this list with the most recent information as and when it is made available.