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Inventory Classification of Medicines at Multi Speciality Hospital, Gurgaon


  • Komal Jeet
  • Agency : Inventory Classification, Inventory Control of Medicines, ABC Analysis, VED Analysis
  • Objective : The main objective of the study was to categorize all the drugs available in pharmacy on value and volume basis as well criticality. This was done efficiently by doing inventory analysis of the pharmacy.
  • Background : The study were carried at a   multi speciality hospital situated in Gurgaon. The Hospital pharmacy was five months old. The purchase department purchases the medicines as per the requirement. So, there is need to streamline the procurement by proper inventory control and to reduce the shortage and delay in supply. For purchase of drugs it is very essential to know the consumption of drugs on the basis of value and volume as well as criticality. This will help in bulk discounts as well help in getting supplies on time.
  • Methodology : The organization wants the categorization of drugs on value and criticality bases, ABC-VED matrix was found appropriate method for the inventory control.
  • Findings : The five month consumption of all the drugs was calculated after multiplying unit cost by consumption and resulting figures were arranged in descending order. The drugs then classified in to A B C categories according to total cost consumed 70 %, 20 %, and 10 %. For VED analysis, the entire drugs list was distributed to a panel of five medical personnel comprising physician, surgeon, anaesthetist, paediatrician and Head of Nursing Department.
  • Recommendations : They were asked to classify the drugs into vital, essential and desirable. The drugs were categorised if more than 50 % members of panel concurred.The data was coupled into an ABC and VED matrix resulting in drug categorisation of Category I, II, and III.
the study was to categorize all the drugs available in pharmacy on value and volume basis as well criticality.