Questioning the validity and merit of replicating a successful model in the context of public drug procurement in India

Most states are attempting to copy the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation’s model of centralised tendering and purchase of drugs. A study of the Kerala Medical Services Corporation and Odisha’s State Drug Management Unit shows that imitating the original model without factoring in the local context and building up the processes does not lead to success. While Kerala has adapted the Tamil Nadu model and even added innovations, Odisha’s experiment has had dismal results.

Read the full article I wrote for the Economic & Political Weekly here.

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