As part of efforts to re-educate and re-train its staff, the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando has organised another education forum with the theme: “Adherence To Sustainable Drug Revolving Fund, A Means To Effective Qualitative Healthcare Delivery”.
Speaking at the event, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Madewa Adebajo asserted that regular supply of drugs is a major hallmark of a healthcare facility functioning as an effective provider, stressing that a hospital without a fully stocked drug dispensary has been reduced to a mere consultation clinic.
He added that to forestall scarcity of drugs, the Lagos State government gave seed money to eliminate out of stock drug dispensary at all government-owned facilities across the State.
Madewa, represented by the Director, Clinical Services and Training, Dr. Odufunke Odukoya stated further that the Sustainable Drug Revolving Fund (SDRF) initiative of the State government was introduced to stem the issue of drug scarcity.
Speaking in the same vein, the Head of Department Pharmacy, Pharm. (Mrs.) Chukwumah Abosede disclosed that the SDRF came as a need to ensure the availability of drugs as well as eradicate out-of-stock problems.
“This is never a revenue-generating scheme, but rather one that meets up drugs availability with a focus for qualitative delivery. The commencement of the scheme was adequately supported eight years ago with ‘seed money’ from UKAID and other donors”, she noted
She reiterated that the Sustainable Drug Revolving Fund (SDRF) is a policy of the Lagos State Government for drug supplies and sustainability under the Drug Revolving Fund System.