FCTA to re­sume drug re­volv­ing fund scheme

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE - By Moses Ad­edeji

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.

Photo Taiwo Adeniyi

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