Medicine Management System being introduced in teaching hospitals

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Medicine Management System is being introduced in all teaching hospitals of Punjab through which matters related to procurement of medicines, quality check and prescription would be monitored. Clinical pharmacists would also be appointed in the teaching hospitals.
It was stated by Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah while chairing the meeting to finalize the arrangements for the launching of Medicines Management System on Thursday. He said that this system would be launched initially in five selected teaching hospitals as a pilot project. He said that clinical pharmacists would also be appointed in the teaching hospitals who would assist clinicians in prescribing medicines to the patients.
Secretary Health directed that initially this system should be introduced in Government Shahdra Teaching Hospital on experimental basis and after that five selected teaching hospitals would be included in the system.
Najam Ahmad Shah said that Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has issued clear directions to ensure provision of quality medicines to the patients.
He further said that according to the vision of Chief Minister, the Medicine Management System is being launched in the hospitals to ensure procurement of quality medicines, uninterrupted provision of medicines to the patients and to ensure efficient use of funds of billions of rupees allocated for procurement of medicines. The whole infrastructure of Medicine Management System would be IT-based for ensuring transparency at all levels.

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