People in the underpass at the Trnavské mýto crossroads in Bratislava can now purchase medical aids after the nearby pharmacy is closed. They can use a new medical vending machine, installed in early August.
The machine, the first of its kind in Bratislava, sells food supplements and some other medical aids, including condoms, pregnancy tests, alcohol testers, and baby food, as reported by the Sme daily.
No drugs sold
Still, people cannot buy prescription drugs or any other medicine from the vending machines. These are available only at the nearby pharmacy.
“Various products containing vitamins and minerals along with cosmetics can be sold outside the pharmacy,” Health Ministry spokesperson Zuzana Eliášová told Sme.