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FCTA inaugurates Drug Revolving Fund for effective healthcare services



The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has inaugurated a Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) In-state team, as part of measures to enhance access to quality drugs in Abuja and its environs.

Mr Samuel Musa, the Media Officer, Health and Human Service Secretariat, FCTA, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

He said that the DRF In-state team was inaugurated after a two-week intensive training of its members.

Musa also stated that the FCTA had recently inaugurated the Sustainable Health Supply System steering committee.

The media officer said that the team’s mandate was to ensure the effective working of the drug revolving fund.

He said that the inauguration of the DRF In-state team was supported by the  United State Agency for International Development (USAID).

”It is also being supported by the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) programme,” he said.

Musa said that a thorough assessment of the health facilities in the territory had been conducted to ascertain the level of readiness to implement the revitalised DRF scheme.

”In the new order, district drug distribution centres will be built to increase access and availability of quality medicines in the territory.

”So the team has the duty to monitor drug distribution, supervise and evaluate all the DRF activities in the territory,” he said.

He said that the FCTA was committed to the success of the DRF scheme in the interest of public health.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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