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Maansi Sood


Ahmedabad: Medicine Supply Chain Management

Given the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a significant emphasis on public health in cities. The SOM studio 2023 focused on evaluating and improving the efficiency and quality of services provided at Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Ahmedabad. 
An extensive analysis of the service framework, encompassing the internal environment, external environment, and interface, was conducted through comprehensive surveys and the application of process analysis tools. 
Recognizing the significance of managing the medicine supply chain, particularly since approximately 7.1% of Ahmedabad's Health Grants budget is allocated to it, is crucial. The proposed strategy centers around three key areas: Visibility, Robustness, and Agility.

Report Content

Introduction to the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM)

15 facilities were chosen for surveys on basis of Kayakalp assessment

Need for enhancements as observed through structured staff surveys

Proposed strengthening strategy for Supply Chain Management

Application of FMS (Fast-Medium-Slow Moving) Medicine Classification

Proposed LMIS wireframe for easily accessing & monitoring major processes

Introducing barcode labels at supplier level in compliance with GS1 International standards

Portal for supplier integration & easy comparison and procurement of medicines

Proposed process for On-demand Medicine Delivery System

Impacts of the proposed solutions