MEDICARE SUPPLY ORGANIZATION (JIMSO)
To become a leading supplier of drugs and other medical sundries in Jigawa state and its environs.
To procure, store, sell and distribute quality, affordable drugs and consumables in a sustainable manner to the health sector (Public and private) within and outside Jigawa State.
WHO WE ARE
Jigawa Medicare Supply Organization (JIMSO) is a joint venture of Jigawa State Ministries of Health and Local Government established with support from Partnership for Transforming Health systems (PATHS) a DFID funded programme to supply quality affordable medicines and consumables to Jigawa State health sector and its environs. It is the first choice supplier of all public health institutions in Jigawa state.
WHERE WE COME FROM
Drugs are very vital in any health program that aims at improving the service quality and consumer satisfaction on a sustainable basis. Using the Peer Participatory Rapid Health Assessment for Action (PRHAA) and other methodologies, PATHS and stakeholders have identified poor access to quality essential drugs as a major problem that requires urgent attention in Jigawa state. The main strategy adopted by State Ministry Of Health (SMOH) and PATHS to address drugs shortages is to support the establishment of sustainable Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) schemes in the state. Some of the common activities carried out under this strategy include the conduct of a round table meeting on DRF, The production of a DRF model, DRF Operational guidelines, State Essential drug list and the setting of DRF schemes in the state. In Jigawa state, PATHS supported a detailed assessment of the drug supply system in hospitals, adaptation of a DRF manual which was then used to set up the scheme in all the 23 state government owned facilities between September 2004 and October 2005; the establishment of financial management system to ensure accountability and sustainability of the scheme and support supervision. Other support included the provision of an initial seed stock of drugs to augment the state stock, capacity building to State Ministry Of Health (SMOH) and facility staff on DRF issues and provision of inputs to ease other take off and operational activities. In order to ensure wider DRF coverage, support was provided to the Ministry for Local Government, Local Government Areas and SMOH to expand the scheme to the Primary Health Care(PHC) level. This support include an initial assessment of the capacity ( mainly human resources, infrastructure and funding potentials) of the local government areas, facility selection and preparation, (at least 100 facilities, to spread over 50% of LGAs, were targeted for the life span of PATHS), An initial seed stock was procured and detailed quantification to ensure the provision of adequate seed stock, to be procured through the Health Commodities Project (HCP) was done, In-state implementation team was trained. With all state government owned facilities operating DRF and the finalization of plans to roll out implementation to the local government facilities, it has become crystal clear to the SMOH that setting up a central procurement system (JIMSO) is essential to ensure quality of supplies, reduce cost, improve overall efficiency of the scheme, etc In December 2006, an operational guideline for the operation of the central procurement unit was developed, a management team appointed and introduced to the guidelines. The central medical store was renovated, renamed and HCP supplied drugs meant to boost up the Jigawa DRF system to more PHCs. After the departure of PATHS, The Health commodities project continued with the support targeting 250 PHCs in the state which has been achieved with combine efforts of all stakeholders. Further quantification for Equipment and drugs were carried out, part of the order from HCP has started reaching JIMSO ware house for on ward delivery to health facilities in the state. Now that HCP is about three months away from winding up the target has since been extended to cover additional 90 PHC facilities in the state Already Health Commodities project (HCP) has supplied full compliments of basic hospital equipment to 180 health facilities and set up DRF in 362 Health facilities across the state while JIMSO has received drugs and consumables worth N392, 380,259.70 from November 2006 –December 2008.
WHAT WE DO
Jigawa Medicare supply organization (JIMSO) procure , receive , store, sell and distribute quality affordable medicines to all health facilities operating DRF programme in Jigawa state. We also collaborate on the logistics management of Malaria Control Booster programme of the health sector in Jigawa State.
23 hospitals and 27 LGA stores servicing 340 Primary healthcare centers operating Drug revolving fund (DRF) across the state.
JIMSO is one of the most decentralized organizations in Jigawa state that has the largest distribution network across the 27 LGAs in the state.
1. PHARM. ALI GARBA DANDIDI: GENERAL MANAGER
2. PHARM. AMINU ALASAN: PROCUREMENT OFFICER
3. MALLAM.ADAMU S.HARUNA: HEAD OF FINANCE
4. MALLAM HARUNA SULE: STORE OFFICER
5. MALLAM.UMAR WAZIRI: ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR
Jigawa Medicare Supply Organization (JIMSO)
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