Medicine consignment for Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital

Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital
Courtesy of the Provincial Tourism Office

Consignment for Much Needed Medicines

Both Governor Roel Degamo and Vice-Governor Mark Macias have agreed to explore the option of providing the much needed medicine or drugs to needy patients in the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital by consignment with an interested company.

Consignment is “usually understood that the consignee or in this case the provincial government pays the consignor or the company which own the medicine a portion of the proceeds from the sale. Payment is not made until and unless the item is sold or utilized.”

It has been a festering problem in Drug consignment for Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) of overstocking the less commonly used drugs and running out of stocks for commonly used drugs, which puts some patients and their minders in distress as they have to buy these medicine from pharmacy or stores outside, which is often costly.

Some doctors allegedly prescribe drugs that are branded and not available inside the NOPH botica rendering useless the Philhealth insurance of patients and again forcing them to buy outside and endure the high cost.

But under the consignment scheme, the company will have to supply all the commonly used drug and shall only be paid if their items are sold at no extra cost to both NOPH or the patients. If realized, this will truly improve health care in Drug consignment for Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) and provide relief to the patients and their families.

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