By Modupe Gbadeyanka
As part of efforts to bolster their activities towards ensuring health commodities are available to patients and reduce incidences of wastages and expiries at health facilities, the Federal Ministry of Health, through the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) of the National Product Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), has provide state of the art equipment to Logistics Management Coordination Units (LMCUs) in all states of the federation.
It was gathered equipment distributed to the state LMCUs were power generating sets, work stations, desktops computers, laptops, printers, photocopiers, scanners, projectors, print papers and metal shelves.
In his brief before the working tools were distributed, National Coordinator of NSCIP; Pharm. Linus Odoemene, thanked the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, for his support.
Mr Odoemene called on partners like the Global Fund not to relent in their support for the country especially in terms of equipment support towards the strengthening of systems.
He further called on state governments to further support the LMCUs in ensuring that health commodity coordination is done properly especially during the procurement, storage, distribution and eventually use of these products.
The Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP https://npscmp.gov.ng) was setup in 2014 to ensure that public health commodities, stakeholders and systems are aligned towards improvement of patient outcomes while reducing incidences of product expiries and wastages.
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