September 22, 2023

In a transfer geared toward higher use of medical tools, the AIIMS administration on Monday requested its varied departments to analyse the utilisation ratio of all medical and diagnostic tools of their stock by July 31 this 12 months.

For the tools whose utilization ratio is lower than 0.5 (i.e. 50 per cent), an motion plan shall be ready to extend the utilization to not less than 0.80 (i.e. 80 per cent), based on an workplace memorandum issued by AIIMS Director Dr M Srinivas on Monday.

The director has taken rounds of assorted areas inside AIIMS, and noticed that few medical tools are idling / underutilised and there may be potential to extend their utility by sharing them with different departments, the memorandum mentioned.

“Accordingly, it has been determined that every one departments shall analyze the utilization ratio (i.e. the ratio of kit utilized hours and the tools hours accessible) for all medical and diagnostic tools of their stock by 31 July, 2023,” it mentioned.

For circumstances, whereby the division just isn’t capable of develop a plan for efficient utilization of any tools in its stock, it shall be reported to the workplace of the director for sharing / transferring the mentioned tools to a different division the place it might have higher utilization.

In one other workplace memorandum, the administration has sought minimizing native buy of medication and implants, stressing that efforts ought to be made to focus on “zero native buy” for any non-emergent necessities.

In step with good governance practices, it is very important have optimum management of stock for every type of medication and implants required at AIIMS, New Delhi to make sure zero unplanned procurement of the identical through native buy even for emergency / EHS sufferers, the memorandum issued by Dr Srinivas mentioned.

“In continuation of earlier workplace memorandums dated November 3, 2022 and December 15, 2022 on the difficulty, it’s reiterated that procurement through native buy system ought to solely be hardly ever executed for emergent necessities of sufferers/EHS. All efforts ought to be made to focus on ‘zero native buy’ for any non-emergent necessities,” it mentioned.

In case of non-emergent procurement of any medication as a consequence of expiry of charge contract, a comparability ought to be executed by the procuring retailer between the value provided charge contracted vendor, LP chemist, AMRIT, Jan Aushadhi retailer, and so forth, and the procurement shall be executed from the supply providing the bottom value.

“To reduce native buy, heads of departments shall on an annual foundation ship the record of medicines and consumables to the Medical Superintendent by thirty first December that are past customary hospital formulary however are required for sufferers admitted underneath the care of their respective departments.

“For all such further medicines and consumables, Hospital Retailer shall execute charge contracts by thirty first March as is completed for gadgets within the Hospital Formulary or procure them through AMRIT / Jan Aushadhi retailer,” the memorandum mentioned.

Additional, it shall be ensured that AMRIT shops at AIIMS New Delhi hold inventory of all required medicines, stents and implants and the identical is offered to sufferers on 24×7 foundation, it mentioned.

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