The Negros Occident provincial government kicked off its Electronic Logistics Management Information System that will ensure the efficient distribution of medicines, vaccines, and medical supplies to its various hospitals and local government units on Friday, February 2.
“Our goal is to significantly reduce, if not entirely eradicate, the issue of unutilized expired medicines. Utilization of medicines will be monitored in real time even at the level of the beneficiaries in hospitals and healthcare facilities using our MIS (management information system),” Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said.
The kick off was held simultaneously with the unveiling of the Negros Occidental Universal Health Care (UHC) Priorities for 2024 and the ceremonial launching of the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital Family Planning Training Center at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government has started the construction of the Provincial Health Office Supply Depot for the storage of medicines, vaccines, and medical supplies in one centralized location at its motor pool area at Gatuslao Street in Bacolod City.
This development aligns with the infrastructure requirements outlined in the UHC Act, he said.
“We will improve our resource management, monitoring, and the responsive distribution of medicines and supplies from the Supply Depot to LGUs and barangays by utilizing an in-house developed interactive app,” he said.
This innovation aims to ensure that resources are efficiently moved and made available where the actual needs arise at the proper time, he said.
This will prevent wastage and save the provincial government a lot of money, Lacson added.*