DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTER PHARMACEUTICAL CENTRE (A CASE STUDY OF OSCO PHARMACEUTICAL CENTRE WARRI, DELTA STATE) . A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
The need to develop a system that would improve the management of stocked pharmaceutical items in the pharmacy became beatable due to some set backs experienced by the current operations of pharmaceutical establishment.
The information got from the staff of the pharmacy and head of Osco pharmaceutical centre, Warri, Delta State, has been most useful in developing a program that would achieve the aim of this project.
This project would be useful to both large and small pharmacy establishments and other private business that deals with managing stock items.
This project is based on the pharmacy control of private practitioners. Pharmacy is an establishment, which takes the responsibility of manufacturing and trading drugs and medical related products. The designing and implementation of a computerized pharmacy stock control involves a critical analysis of the existing system, discover where the problems is.
The aim of any study is to design a system, which keeps and controls the movement of stocked items in the pharmacy. The system produces various reports of the information of stocked-items, the suppliers and various dispensaries.
However procedures towards achieving the aim are not with free especially the hierarchical analysis. To be able to manage information adequately does not imply that they are efficient. The centre of interest would be surrounded by the computerized according system full of tediousness in their prolonged procedure in coveting raw date into human and material resources. Time is also lavished. Notwithstanding, the results of this processing are hardly reliable sometimes due to possible errors, which sets in a result of human nature of inconsistency.
The problem also extends to storage and retrieved. From the research done about the problem, it has been found that the manual problems and obstacles could be totally eliminated or at least reduced to a very large extent by using a well designed modern system such as computer. With computer programmes, this elongated procedure could be automated to avoid duplication and redundancy.
1.1 AIM OF PHARMACY STOCK CONTROL
In any single country, the pharmaceutical industry operates in a multifaceted and highly intricate environment, which becomes extremely complex when viewed in an international context. This highly involved operating environment has in itself created some of the misunderstandings, misconceptions of the pharmaceutical industry and its activities and has precipitated many enquires into the operations of the industry.