The session was chaired by Joint Secretary (Development & Medical Education), MOHFW and moderated by Additional Director General (Planning), DGHS.
The session was facilitated by Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program of Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
The specific objective of the workshop was to collect the list of equipments with specifications from tertiary level hospitals and teaching hospitals including Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD).
Dr Zubayer Hussain , Country Project Director, SIAPS and his team gave a brief on current status of MOHFW Product Catalog. He requested to the participants to contribute in defining the departments which will be in the portal. It was also agreed in that workshop; the finalization of the medical device list would be completed by Technical Working Group (TWG) having input from stakeholders. Mentionable, a high powered TWG was formed by the MOHFW to work on developing the portal especially ‘Development of Product Catalog’ in first stage and SIAPS has been selected as the member secretary of the group. As part of Technical Assistance (TA); SIAPS would recruit a Bio-Medical Engineer to Review the appropriateness of the current specifications for 2011 -12 devices procurement list and make recommendation; if necessary and will also review submission from the Table of Equipment List to rationalize the requirement with support from the Hospital Services Management of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).