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Analysis of Hospital Supply Chain and Procurement Practices and Providing Recommendations on Optimal Practices

March 1, 2009 - April 1, 2009


Located in the rural Kumi district of Eastern Uganda, Kumi Hospital was originally founded as a leprosy center by the Church Missionary Society in 1929. In 1997 Kumi Hospital started offering outreach programs and outpatient care for a wide range of medical conditions. It has 350 beds and is a leading healthcare provider in the region. Kumi operates as a non-profit entity with the intent to provide affordable care to all those who require it. The hospital recovers about 37% of its expenses through patient fees and depends upon international donors, the Ugandan government and other activities as other sources of revenue. A team was engaged in a cost-cutting project that required analyzing the hospital’s current supply chain and procurement of goods. ┬áThe hospital’s supply chain system included external procurement and internal distribution of goods in the following areas: Drug Procurement, Drug Distribution, Food Procurement and Central Store, Transportation, Orthopedic Workshop and Approval Process.

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