Initially, medicine procurement was done manually, with a yearly budget of approximately Rs5 to Rs6 billion, which moved through various departments based on specific conditions. The paper-based system lacked traceability and faced time delays in approvals and hampered audit activities. Automation of the medicine procurement system is aimed at addressing problems in the manual method by creating an e-Procurement system based on structured workflow. The system manages submission of bids and prequalification of vendors. The system is designed to facilitate demand for medicines by various healthcare facilities. Procurement professionals validate it. The system will automatically calculate the lowest bid and the award system will generate contracts to successful vendors according to these parameters. The system promotes transparency and the data can be used to inform policy decisions in the future.
Medicine Procurement System Process Flow