Human Chain Distribution System

Corruption and pilferage are the biggest threat to the effectiveness of the medical supplies distribution to the underprivileged people. Some spurious charity organizations take the funding and never do the intended work or pilfer the products and sell them to the wealthy customers for healthy profits

This solution is unique and scalable: The solution is to create a human chain using block chain concepts along with the distribution model of a courier delivery services. The concept includes the integration of process, people, technology and auditing as described below

Step-1: Verify the Need – Use corporate CSR teams/ Medical research facilities to verify the need highlighted by the requestor (block chain concept)

Step -2: Pre-identify the beneficiaries. Issue a handheld device or develop an app based on the mobile phone (to be developed as part of the HCDS initiative, along the lines of courier delivery tracking device) to the requester to produce the data base of proposed beneficiaries (finger prints, pre-diagnosis, healthcare prescription). The information to be stored in a centralized application/ tool (to be developed as part of HCDS initiative.) As the programme develops, this data can be globally collected and managed

Step-3: Funding grants to be released in steps. Disburse the healthcare product/ services in stages and seek delivery proof for each stage by using the same handheld device. The next stage of grant/ medicines to be released on producing evidence of disbursement (finger print or bio-records) for the previous stages

Step-4: Random Audit. The diagnosis, beneficiary, diagnosis and impact data can be audited randomly at a predetermined frequency. Corporate CSR teams/ Medical research labs can be picked randomly to conduct audit on part/ whole of the transaction using the disbursement and delivery data

Published by Rupesh Agrawal

Dr Rupesh Agrawal MMed, FRCS(Glasg), FAMS, DNB, DO, MD(Res) Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist (Uveitis and General Ophthalmology) National Healthcare Group Eye Institute Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore Co-Head: Ocular Infections and Antimicrobials group ( Singapore Eye Research Institute) Adj Associate Professor: Nanyang Technological University (School of Material Science and Engineering), Singapore Honorary Consultant – Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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