The CMSD eLMIS is a web based tool to monitor DGHS national, regional and facilities level logistics data where data entered at local levels and consolidated reports available in Dashboard. The DGHS eLMIS will be an electronic logistics management information system for its all entities. As TB Central Warehouse has been using automated system for stock management, indenting and invoicing for a few years - the DGHS eLMIS will first be piloted under TB program to monitor stock status of TB commodities in Central Warehouse and TB stores all around Bangladesh.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) is an entity of the government that deals with many procurements of medicines, medical equipment, non-medical equipment as well as health service related other commodities. The major stakeholders are Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Directorate General of Health Services, Central Medical Stores Deport (CMSD), National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) and other national level health programs, like National Nutrition Services (NNS), District Reserve Stores (DRS), EPI, Community Base Health Care (CBHC), National Level Hospitals to Community Clinics etc. Prior to MTaPS, SIAPS developed and implemented comprehensive systems for MOHFW that will not only track procurement but also facilitate starting from the comprehensive catalogue preparation, procurement planning, package development, tracking and linkage with drug registration.
The primary purpose of the DGHS eLMIS is to increase visibility of medicines availability information at all levels of the system to inform supply chain management decisions, including forecasting, procurement, and distribution of medicines.