EMCOMED La Habana, guardian of the pharmaceutical sector
With more than five years of experience, EMCOMED La Habana is the specialized logistics operator that has the enormous responsibility for marketing medicines, raw materials, packaging material and chemical reagents for the pharmaceutical sector.
Due to the importance of the work of this organization, which belongs to the Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries Group (BioCubaFarma), CubaPLUS Magazine interviewed its director, Lic. Marlene de los Milagros Calviño Hurtado, who explained that EMCOMED La Habana carries out its work effectively and with quality, contributing to the well-being of the Cuban population, the main objective of the sector’s policy in the largest of the Antilles.
One of the main purposes of the company, the executive continued, is to become a 4PL* logistics operator of national and international reference, establishing strategic alliances for the benefit of Cuban society. That is why the organization focuses on various key processes: Management Process and Human Resources Management Process, Commercial and Operations Management, and in five support processes: Transport Process, Resources Provision, Financial Accounting, Security and Protection, and Information Technology and Communications, she explained.
She also pointed out that a computerized system is used to guarantee the distribution of medicines, with a cycle of 10 days for pharmacies and six for hospitals.
Another of the stand-out aspects of the company’s management, she added, is that in medical urgencies distribution is achieved within 24 hours and, this year, with the epidemiological situation, 268 urgent medical supplies have been handled across the provinces and 2,206 urgent hospital supplies in the capital, as well as 3,112 COVID-19 related urgent supplies, making a total 5,586 urgent medical supplies for nine hospitals with patients sick with the virus in the Cuban capital and 46 isolation centers for suspected cases and contacts.
All this has been done thanks to training activities carried out in Information and Communication Technologies and, above all, to our over 600 workers, 125 of whom are highly qualified professionals, working tirelessly to do all the organization’s necessary tasks, said the Pharmaceutical Sciences professional.
As for the company’s prospects, its director commented: “In addition to the work we are putting in to become a 4PL Logistics Operator, we are striving to maintain the quality certification of ISO 9001:2015 and the center accounting, as well as to ensure efficiency and continual improvement of all processes, with the support of our competent, responsible and committed staff, dedicated to the public’s health”.
Lic. Ángel Luis Chacón Padrón
Address: Calzada de Vento no. 4161 e/ Línea de Ferrocarril y Callejón de Miraflores, Cerro, La Habana, Cuba.
Phone: +53 7649 1085 / +53 7648 7996