The Mandate of the HASS Department/ BMC is to provide the lead role and technical services in the mobilization and prudent management of support services and resources to enable the Service effectively and efficiently deliver on its mission and vision.
The Deputy Director Administration (DDA) heads the HASS Department/BMC and provides the lead role and advises the Regional Director of Health Services on matters of support services relating to policy development proposals, policy interpretation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the DDA technically supports all BMCs in matters concerning health administration and support services. The Department is made up of the following Units, which are headed by Technical Officers (Occupational Heads):
General Administration Unit
The Unit ensures smooth and efficient flow of information between management, staff and MDAs as well as other health partners. It provides administrative liaison services between Departments at the RHD, receive and dispatch letters manually and electronically on behalf of the RHD, ensures efficient filling system and assists in coordinating general management meetings and staff durbars.
Transport Management Unit
The Unit is responsible for ensuring availability and reliability of transport as essential logistic for health service delivery in the region.
Clinical Engineering Unit
The Unit is responsible for medical equipment management in the region. It provides technical services required for effective and efficient procurement, installation, acceptance testing, user training as well as maintenance and repairs of medical equipment in the region
Estates Management Unit
The Unit provides technical services required for effective and efficient procurement and supervision of health projects as well as maintenance and repairs/rehabilitation of health facilities/infrastructure in the region.
The Unit is responsible for:
- Procuring goods, works and services for the Regional Health Directorate
- Procuring of health commodities to replenish stock at the Regional Medical Stores
- Supporting other procurement entities (Public health facilities) in the region to procure goods, works and services in accordance with the best procurement practices and in line with the Public Procurement Act to achieve Value for Money.
- Offering technical training for procurement focal persons, interns and other supply chain practitioners.
Regional Medical Stores (RMS)
The Regional Medical Stores has the mandate of supplying good quality health commodities to all public health facilities and some selected private health facilities in the central region. It operates with technical oversight from the office of the Regional Chief Pharmacist and administrative oversight from the Office of the Deputy Director, HASS