In their efforts to provide a faster delivery service to Johannesburg's retain chemists, South African Druggists Ltd have inaugurated a fleet of 'mobile warehouses' connected to a control centre by radio-telephone.
GV Red-Van, "Mobile Drug Warehouse" on road with two scooters in front and two at rear.
CU Doctor writes prescription for sick child.
SV Doctor hands prescription to mother and leaves.
CU Mother phones chemist for drugs.
CU Chemist receives message and calls up Red-Van.
GV Red-Van on highway.
CU INT..Pharmacist receives radio message inside van.
SV Pharmacist takes drugs from drawer.
SCU Places bottle of pills into bag, and seals bag with stapler.
GV Red-Van turns off from highway.
SV Pharmacist hands drugs to delivery boy.
SV Delivery boy places drugs into box on scooter, and moves off.
GV Delivery boy towards camera.
LV Delivery boy arrives at chemist.
SV INT..Boy hands drugs to chemist who removes the required amount of drugs for patient and places them into small bottle.
CU Delivery boy.
GV Chemist boy leaves on scooter carrying drugs for sick child.
GV Chemist boy arrives at house.
SV Mother of sick child receives drugs.
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Background: In their efforts to provide a faster delivery service to Johannesburg's retain chemists, South African Druggists Ltd have inaugurated a fleet of 'mobile warehouses' connected to a control centre by radio-telephone.
Stocked with all the drugs likely to be asked for, the van is attended by an 'escort' of motor-scooters. Patrolling a specified sector of the city, the qualified pharmacist in the 'mobile warehouse' receives a call for supplies. The necessary drugs are handed to the delivery man who roars off on his motor-scooter, and in a matter of minutes the chemist is restocked.
Beginning as a development in a "war" between two rival drug supply companies, the 'Red-Van' express delivery service is providing a boon to chemists and patients alike.