FCTA to resume drug revolving fund scheme
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has concluded arrangements to resume the drug revolving fund scheme in primary health facilities in the territory which will feature 50 primary health facilities in its first phase.
To ensure that the scheme takes off successfully, a two-day drug revolving fund management training has been organized for health workers and primary health care managers in the FCT.
Speaking at the training held in Kwali Area Council, the acting Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board Dr. Mathew Ashikeni, charged participants who are going to manage the Drug Revolving Fund Scheme to ensure strict accountability of drugs and funds realized from the scheme in order to ensure the sustainability of the scheme.
Dr. Ashikeni reiterated the desire of the FCT Administration for the success of the scheme, but pointed out that its success or failure depended largely on the health workers who would be involved in the day-to-day management of the scheme.
He further stated that the importance the FCT Administration attached to the scheme on its primary health care delivery culminated in the training programme, but warned that the administration would not tolerate sharp practices in the running of the scheme and that whoever was found wanting would be shown the way out.
The FCT PHCB boss further stated that government has taken note of the issues that led to the collapse of the FCT’s first attempt in the scheme but assured that measures have been put in place to ensure that the new FCT Drug Revolving Fund is sustained.
Participants at the training programme were trained on the concept of drug revolving fund as initiated by the Bamako Initiative, Recovery of Medicine and Inventory Management of stock, exemption and Emergency, proper account Keeping and procedure for replenishing out of stock medicines.
Over 100 participants, drawn across the six areas councils in the FCT, took part in the two-phase training programme.
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