Robert Nyagudi, Supply Chain/Materiel Management

Robert Nyagudi

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing our world and health-care professionals are on the front lines.

“The supply chain is abuzz,” says Robert Nyagudi, manager of supply chain and materiel management at Misericordia Health Centre on the COVID-19 situation.

As you may have noticed given empty grocery store shelves and all the memes floating around on social media – there’s a lot of panic buying these days. There’s a global shortage of items such as hand sanitizer and masks, which has had an impact on hospitals and health centres.

“Everyone has worked really collaboratively at Misericordia and within the province,” says Robert.

At one point, it looked as if Misericordia was almost out of toilet paper. He had to make a move on this – and quickly. 

“We wound up checking with housekeeping and all the units to re-distribute supplies.”

Things are running smoothly as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, thanks to staff diligence and efforts to monitor and safely store supplies.

Robert has put in extra time to ensure critical supplies are available throughout the facility. In collaboration with the vendor community, the provincial supply chain has worked on a solution to remedy the hand sanitizer shortage. MHC Materiels Management continues to work on solutions for Misericordia.

“We’re working with businesses in Manitoba who have the ability to manufacture hand sanitizer,” he says.

Amongst the fear buying and supply shortages, there hasn’t been a shortage of team work at Misericordia.

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