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Title: Topic: assessing the public procurement act in the management of drugs at Suhum government hospital
Authors: Effah, Sampson
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2016
Abstract: The goal of this study is to improve the efficiency of procurement and management of logistics (drugs) in a District Hospital in Ghana. The study adopted a case study approach in which Suhum Government Hospital; a district health facility in the Suhum Municipality was used as the research location. The study employs both qualitative and quantitative research approaches through the use of questionnaires administered to sixty- three (63) employees. Interviews were also conducted for 4 managers involved in procurement activities. Microsoft excel spread- sheet was used to analyze the quantitative data. Also, respondents’ opinions were grouped under sub- headings reflecting the research objectives. In this research, the respondents were of the opinion that, they were aware of the existence of the Public Procurement Act which reference could be made to serve as a guide. However, they could not express how they heard about it. The study indicates that respondents knew about the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663) to be an Act of parliament and also reveals that the Act seeks to achieve right procurement procedures, judicious use of government funds, equity and fairness and value for money. The study also indicates that Suhum Government hospital does not have spacious storage facility though all items in the store are listed in stores receipt vouchers. Furthermore, the study reveals that, internal auditor does store quantity checks before items are received into stores. The study shows that value for money, accountability, cost reduction and transparency with reference to health delivery have been achieved since the inception of the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663). The Ministry of Health or Ghana Health Service should ensure that there is avoidance of bureaucratic corruptions, availability of funds, institution of proper internal controls and training sessions for procurement staffs to ensure that there is strict adherence to the Public Procurement Act.
Description: A thesis submited to the department of accounting and finance, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology School of Business in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Master of Business Administration Accounting Option , 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8640
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