Story By: Sofija Dizdarevik, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This pharmacy has been giving away free medicine to cash-strapped clients after its big-hearted boss introduced a policy of never turning away sick people who could not pay.
Danijela Jukic, who works at the PZU Forma Pharmacy in the central Bosnian municipality of Novi Travnik, told Central European News (CEN) that some clients are unable to pay for their medicine while they are waiting for their salary or pension.
She said: “We will never leave people without their treatment.
“Some people do not have health insurance and some clients who come to the pharmacy simply do not have enough money to pay for items.
“We are very sympathetic to that, especially when it comes to children and elderly people.
The pharmacy’s altruism was rewarded when a generous couple paid off their debts after the small business ended up “owing a lot of money” due to their policy of never turning away sick people even if they could not pay.
The married couple wanted to remain anonymous despite making a generous donation to the pharmacy, according to local media.
Jukic told local media: “A married couple who were visiting their hometown in Bosnia entered the chemist’s and said they wanted to pay off all our clients’ unpaid bills.
“All forms of commercial debt were paid by them as well.
“We always help them and find a solution, but that is also why the business owes a lot of money. I guess some people have recognised that.”
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