Drug and Vaccine Distribution Management System e-Aushadhi Application launched

Shillong, December 05: Exhorting upon the health functionaries to put in their dedicated efforts to provide better services to the patients, the Additional Chief Secretary, in charge Health and Family Welfare, Government of Meghalaya, Shri. P W Ingty today launched e-Aushadhi, a web based supply chain management application at Yojana Bhawan, Main Secretariat, Shillong. This function was organised by NHM, Meghalaya. e-Aushadhi prepared and customised by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Ministry of Commerce and Information Technology, Government of India. e-Aushadhi shall help Directorate of Health Services to improve drug warehousing and supply chain management in all government hospitals in the State.

Directorate of Health Services would ensure procurement of quality drugs and other hospital supplies on affordable prices. e-Aushadhi was developed with the object of procurement, testing, stocking and distributing quality drugs, medicine, equipment and associated items on affordable price.

Directorate of Health Services had approached C-DAC Government of India to customise the application software for implementing e-Aushadhi (Drug and Vaccine Distribution Management System-DVDMS) so as to achieve the prime objective of the Directorate of Health Services which is “Zero Tolerance- Quality Control” and to incorporate accuracy and transparency in tendering, procurement, warehousing and distribution of quality medicines, fluids, surgical, sutures, machinery and equipments etc.

e-Aushadhi is a web based supply chain management application that deals with purchase, inventory management and distribution to various district warehouses of State, District Hospitals and their sub-stores like Community Health Centre (CHC) and Primary Health Centre (PHC) to distribute drugs to patients, the final consumers of the supply chain.

On the occassion, the Additional Chief Secretary also released the user manual on DVDMS. The Mission Director, NHM, Director (Medical and Institution), Director (MCH&FW) cum Joint Mission Director (NHM, Director (research), Additional Director (MCH&FW), Joint Director’s, Deputy Director’s, NHM Officials, Dr. K S Selva Kumar, Cenre Head, C-DAC, Silchar, Shri. Ranjan Yenhkom, Principal Technical Officer Cum Project –in-charge, C-DAC Silchar and representatives of C-DAC were present at the launch ceremony.

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