Sindh government has launched a web-based HLMIS (Health Logistic Management Information System) in order to keep a record of the medicines stock in the government hospitals. This initiative has been taken to avoid the shortage of medicine in the country.
This system has been launched in Sindh with the help of UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and Chemonics, a consulting firm based in the US that works with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID.
With the help of HLMIS, all the hospitals will be able to keep a record of all secured medicines. Also, it will help in keeping a track of the consumed medicines and of the remaining stocks of medicines.
The Health Logistics System has already been launched in five districts of Punjab but Sindh is the first province to digitize the supply chain of the medicines in the province.
The HLMIS is going to ensure transparency and will enable authorities to report the shortage issue on time said Dr. Irshad Ahmed Memon DG Sindh Health Services.
The new web-based system will provide a record of the medicine stocks remaining. All those hospitals which are running out of stock on a particular medicine can order that medicine from the website.
Through this new system, not only the cost will be reduced but it will also encourage the health department of Sindh to make data-based decisions.