This Department Shall;

  • Provide guidance in the planning, procurement and distribution of drugs, equipment and medical supplies.
  • Ensuring the safe custody of drugs, equipment and medical supplies.
  • Provide guidance in the development and maintenance of effective distribution systems.
  • Ensuring the prompt clearance of goods procured off-shore.
  • Provide guidance in the development and dissemination of guidelines for procurement planning and distribution.
  • Contributing to policy development, analysis and review in the GAFMS.
  • Provide guidance in the development of systems for monitoring and evaluation of procurement practices across the organization.
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of a central database on all supplies.
  • Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of health policies within the GAFMS.
  • Procure equipment based on set GAFMS policies and existing regulations.
  • Primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment.
  • Contribute to the development of medium/long term medical logistics plans of the GAFMS.
  • Collaborate with the Administration and Training Department, to constantly appraise and develop appropriate capacity for drugs and logistics management personnel for all the relevant/appropriate units of the Medical Services.
  • Providing direction and guidelines in the disposal of obsolete equipment and expired commodities.
  • Preparing annual report and other reports on procurement and store required by the Director-General(Medical).