First medical vending machine installed in Bratislava

People can buy condoms or alcohol testers among other things at any hour.

The first medical vending machine is installed in Bratislava.The first medical vending machine is installed in Bratislava. (Source: Sme)

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.

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