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ODHCMA WILL IMPROVE HEALTH CARE SERVICE DELIVERY - ODSG

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Samson Omotayo
November 11, 2021

The Ondo State Government has said the newly established Ondo State Drugs and Health Commodities Management Agency (ODHCMA) will boost qualitative health care delivery in the state and benefit the entire health sector.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Folukemi Aladenola made the assertion in his keynote remarks at the meeting of the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Technical Working Group (PSM-TWG) held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Health today.

The Permanent Secretary who is also the Chairman of the PSM-TWG informed participants at the meeting that the bill for the establishment of the ODHCMA has been passed into law by the Ondo State House of Assembly and assented to by the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN said its implementation will commence as soon as possible.

She assured that the activities of the agency will be transparent and efficient while encouraging stakeholders to come up with plans for its successful implementation.

Aladenola equally informed participants at the meeting that on commencement of operations, the Department of Supply Chain Management and Pharmacy Investments in the Ministry of Health will move to the ODHCMA along with the members of staff of the department.

Members of the Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU) from the Department of Supply Chain Management and Pharmacy Investments of the Ministry of Health updated participants on the supply chain activities of the state spanning through the months of October 2020 to August 2021.

The Acting Director, Department of Supply Chain Management and Pharmacy Investments of the Ministry of Health, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Jesutomisin Anthony appreciated Pharmacist (Mrs.) Aladenola for her support and mentorship while also appreciating participants at the meeting for their attendance.

In attendance at the meeting were the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Folukemi Aladenola, Permanent Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Adeniran Ikuomola, Directors from the Ministry of Health and Hospitals Management Board, a representative from the Contributory Health Commission, Deputy Directors and Programme Managers from the Ministry of Health and implementing partners.