The Material Management Department of CIHSR supports the procurement and inventory functions of CIHSR. The department is responsible for purchasing all hospital supplies and equipment and for controlling hospital inventory. The department interfaces with every hospital department assuring supplies are kept in stock and equipment is purchased in a timely manner.
The Material Management Department consists of the Purchase and Store team.
The Purchase Department looks after the procurement of goods and services and obtaining maximum value for every expenditure. This involves promoting, understanding, and compliance with purchasing regulations throughout the organization. The department is responsible for purchasing all hospital supplies and equipment.
The main role of the Stores is for controlling hospital inventory and to ensure an uninterrupted supply of materials to the various departments, so that the smooth and efficient functioning of the hospital is not affected. A systematic procedure is followed for receiving, storing, smooth issues, accurate stock status reports, timely detection of discrepancies, prompt clearance of goods inward notes to expedite bill payment, etc.