n South African Medical Journal - Drug stock-outs : inept supply-chain management and corruption : izindaba

Volume 103, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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