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How is this for caring people's health ?

Early last week I went to the local pharmacist to buy some paracetamol as summer is coming and the heat can knock to my head once in a while. The hot Beijing summer is not my favorite season 😊





I bought 3 packs of paracetamol (each 10 tablets I believe) to have some stock at home so no need to run at the pharmacist any time soon again. I had to register my name and telephone number as this is practice in pharmacies since the COVID pandemic (not sure though if in every pharmacist).


Also Chinese ID number was required, I don’t have this but after a phone call, the local district police registration number would do it. Went home 9 yuan lighter on my wechat pay wallet (3 yuan per pack, approximately USD 0.45-0.50).





The next day I received a phone call from the local district health authorities asking if I was ok as I bought 3 packs of paracetamol the day before. A very pleasant and professional care follow-up and when I explained nothing wrong, just prefer some at home, especially during summertime, they mentioned : good, we just wanted to verify your status if everything is fine.


How is this for caring people's health ?

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