Health officials hold meeting to discuss difficulties hindering the distribution of medical supplies

Health officials hold meeting to discuss difficulties hindering the distribution of medical supplies

June 25, 2020 - 16:34
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Chairman of the Medical Supply Authority, Dr. Al-Taher Al-Khair discussed during a regular meeting held yesterday with the directors of the Medical Supply Authority departments, solutions for the problems facing the Medical Supply Authority, in particular, the administrative and procedural barriers when receiving the medical shipments at the ports.

The participants emphasized the need for a coordination mechanism between the Department of Medicines Affairs and the Warehousing Management and the Distribution of Supplies to organize the distribution process, where 20% of the stocks should be designated for the coronavirus Pandemic Control Committee, according to a statement by the information office of the Medical Supply Authority.

It was also agreed that the work should be enhanced by reports to track the imported medical shipments with details on each consignment received by the civil and security institutions.

The meeting further reviewed the proceedings of the cooperation program with the "Germa" maritime services company and the accumulation of some drugs in warehouses due to the reluctance of hospital management to receive their share from these items, as they prefer dealing with private parties.