by crossriverwatch admin
The problems associated with drugs distribution channels to various government owned hospitals in Cross River State has been described as unacceptable and inimical to the service delivery of the health care program of the state government.
State commissioner for health, Professor Angela Oyo-Ita stated this during the inauguration of the logistics coordination unit of the ministry in Calabar.
The Health Commissioner who described the inauguration as a departure from the old practice said monitoring and evaluation unit of the ministry will beam its searchlight on the distributing unit performance periodically.
She maintained that logistics management of drugs is pivotal to healthcare delivery, stressing that the inauguration of the unit was borne out of a need to ensure even distribution, easy access and right use of resources and commodities available in the healthcare system.
She lamented situations where some health facilities have excess commodities which eventually expire and are wasted while other facilities do not have at all saying that “this will no longer be tolerated.”
The Commissioner stressed the need for co-ordination among partners and stakeholders within the healthcare system to avoid such occurrences.
“Logistics management strengthening will help meet the needs identified by the health management information system and the need for a blending between partners target and that of the state to avoid time and resource wastage.
“Members of the unit must ensure that data giving in the State must be authenticated by the Bureau of Statistics and The State Planning Commission to ensure uniformity.” she said.
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