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, PW Ingty today launched e-Aushadhi, a web based supply chain management application at Yojana Bhawan, Main Secretariat, Shillong. The function was organised by NHM, Meghalaya. e-Aushadhi is 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 objective of procurement, testing, stocking and distributing quality drugs, medicine, equipment and associated items at affordable price. It is a web based supply chain management application that deals with purchase, inventory management and distribution to various district warehouses of the state, District Hospitals and their sub-stores like Community Health Centre (CHC) and Primary Health Centre (PHC), to distribute drugs to patients who are the final consumers of the supply chain.
Directorate of Health Services had approached C-DAC, Government of India to customise the application software for implementing e-Aushadh 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.
On the occasion, the Additional Chief Secretary also released the user manual on DVDMS.