Supply Chain Management
With the aim to support development of key state-level components of the health system intended to improve the management and effectiveness of government health services in Nagaland, activities identified under the health supply chain management system includes improving planning and ordering, procurement, quality assurance, stock management, distribution, storage, and reporting and information systems. Along with required policy and process improvements, including adoption of standard operating procedures, investments encompass training, equipment and warehouse improvements.
Capacity building training:
The Nagaland Health Project assisted in developing standard format for stock register, asset/inventory register, indenting form, monthly consumption report. The formats was developed using existing template and formulae for maximum stock, minimum stock, lead time stock, buffet stock was formulated. The training modules was developed in consultation with Deputy Director Store and approved by the Principal Director.
During the period November 2017 to July 2018, 18 (Eighteen) training sessions were conducted and a total of 634 personnel were trained.
Standard registers for Stock and asset along with booklet for monthly consumption report and indent form were distributed to all the health facilities. Record keeping in the health facilities has improved and the health facilities have started submitting indent request to the district warehouse.
The Project has funded construction of state-warehouse using pre-fabricated material. The total area of the state-warehouse is 4320sqft.
In addition to the state-warehouse, the targeted project sites have been provided funds to improve the storage facilities in the health units.
With the aim to bring transparency and enable forecasting for procurement and distribution of essential drugs and medical equipment, the project has awarded contract to UNDP in July 2020 to develop and implement a digitization of the entire Health Supply Chain Management System in Nagaland. Under the contract, UNDP is to develop the system, train the personnel and provide all necessary hardware and handholding support for a period of 3 years.