The Tripoli based Libyan Prime Minister, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, followed up last Thursday with the Chairman of the Medical Supply Organisation (MSO), Abdulaziz Shamam, on the measures taken by the MSO to complete the contractual procedures for the companies that were awarded medical supply bids.
Medicines to be supplied only through LCs and from official manufacturers/suppliers
Aldabaiba issued instructions to the MSO on the necessity of continuing coordination and cooperation with the tender committee to implement all needs for medicines and medical supplies.
The Tripoli government said the PM stressed that medicines should not be provided by direct commission or from non-manufacturing companies or unofficial distributors.
MSO should use model warehouses to store its medicines
The Tripoli based Libyan Prime Minister also directed one of the main state construction agencies, the Organisation for the Development of Administrative Centres (ODAC), to begin implementing model warehouses for the MSO, and not to continue to rely on existing warehouses that have been rented for decades.
Develop a modern medicines distribution and control system
He also directed the MSO to implement a system for distributing medicines to sub-warehouses and health facilities, and to develop a plan to follow up on their arrival to those who deserve them.
There should be no medicine shortages
Finally, the Tripoli Libyan government reported, Aldabaiba stressed the need for all parties to play their role in supplying medicines on a regular and timely basis.