The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has appreciated the support of Global Fund and United State Agency for International Development (USAID) in building a magnificent Premier Medical Warehouse to manage the drugs distribution system in Nigeria.
The minister, who made this known shortly after inspecting the warehouse facility at Jabi, Abuja, said the warehouse was to keep drugs and other medical facilities safe, and to manage the distribution system so as to avoid duplication and overlapping of drugs’ storage practice. “When we bring everything together we will avoid wastage of resources and we will make it cheaper, safer and easier,”Adewole said.
He further explained that the facility would prevent situations where drugs meant for Nigerians expire because of poor storage facilities, “with this type of integrated system that would not happen again,” he added.
The minister described the building as one that would take care of the medical storage needs of health facilities in the country.
Conducting the minister round the facility, the project focal person, Mrs. Adenike Adelanwa, said that the building which she described as one of best in Nigeria was a model pharmaceutical warehouse with cold room to manage vaccines.