Pharmacy inventory tracking systems now being implemented by government

Health, News post September 4, 2015

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015

Health minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says the Ministry of Health will be spending a total of $8 billion to procure pharmaceuticals, sundries and reagents for the public health sector.

The health minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson says his ministry has started the implementation of a pharmacy management information system which should help to better track pharmaceutical inventory.

He says the new system will help to address shortage of pharmaceuticals at some public health facilities by the availability of items, their expiration date as well as order levels.

Ferguson says this will provide a national picture and allow for the movement of drugs from one facility to another as required.

He points out that the Ministry of Health will be spending a total of $8 billion to procure pharmaceuticals, sundries and reagents for the public health sector.

Just last week contracts were signed with 47 suppliers to increase the supply of pharmaceuticals and sundries by $3.8 billion to the public health sector.

published by The Gleaner.

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