Inept drug supply management causing stock-outs

Chris Bateman


Poor drug supply chain management by inappropriately skilled provincial officials – not the ‘red herring’ of manufacturer supply issues cited by national health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi – is primarily responsible for massive medicine stock-out problems in the public health system.

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(9):706-707. DOI:10.7196/SAMJnew.8543

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Date submitted: 2015-09-14
Date published: 2015-09-15

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