n South African Medical Journal - Drug stock-outs : inept supply-chain management and corruption : izindaba
|Article Title||Drug stock-outs : inept supply-chain management and corruption : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Sep 2013|
|Pages||600 - 602|
The National Health Department is urgently trying to source and install a countrywide computer software system that will link healthcare facilities with drug depots and suppliers in order to relieve ongoing essential drugs stock-outs which threaten the lives of thousands of patients. The issue has become a national crisis, affecting districts in 8 of the 9 provinces.
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