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Table 2 Inventory Management Process in Public Health Facilities of two North Indian States

From: Availability of medicines in public sector health facilities of two North Indian States

Inventory management process Punjab Haryana
PHC n = 22 CHC n = 11 DH n = 6 MC n = 1 PHC n = 22 CHC n = 11 DH n = 6 MC n = 1
Methods of Inventory management (FEFO) 22 11 6 1 20 11 5 1
Methods of Inventory management (FIFO) 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Average interval of indenting (days) 96 39 26 NR 37 42 45 NR
Average numbers of medicines indented 50 115 99 NR 63 69 166 NR
Average number of medicines received per indent 71 90 NR NR 79 84 50 NR
Average number of days to receive medicines 25 16 17 NR 7 15 49 NR
  1. PHC = Primary Health Centre; CHC = Community Health Centre; DH = District Hospital; MC = Medical College; NR = Not recorded; FEFO = First-Expiry-First-Out; FIFO = First-In-First-Out