The National Health Fund (NHF) launched its Mobile Dispensing Unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on April 16, 2018. The unit is designed to enhance the distribution and management of medicine to in-patients.
Mr. Everton Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, NHF explained that the Mobile Dispensing Unit is expected to reduce waiting time, foster the early onset of therapy and reduce wastage.
At the same time, Minister of Health, Dr. the. Honourable Christopher Tufton lauded the initiative noting that it "added to the kind of service we are promoting and it fits wells with what we are trying do with the Compassionate Care Programme."
The Mobile Dispensing Unit is being launched as a pilot at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and will also be rolled out in the Kingston Public Hospital, Spanish Town Hospital and the Mandeville Regional Hosptial.