Ms. Ritu Khushu

Executive Director (SCM)

Ms. Ritu Khushu, Executive Director (SCM), SAMS is a Procurement cum Supply Chain Expert. She is also a certified GDF Drug Management Consultant and has been part of several International Missions abroad to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, East Timor etc. She is also a semi-qualified Chartered Accountant of India with more than 18 years of experience in finance, management consulting and supply chain management. Ritu has been closely involved with the national health programmes viz. RNTCP, NVBDCP and NACO, for the last 17 years. The Supply Chain Management (SCM) Division, headed by Ritu has assisted the National Health programmes in managing the supply chain & inventory of Drugs, Diagnostics and Other Supplies at 6 GMSDs, 40 State Drugs Stores and +740 Districts across India. Forecasting and Quantification tools have been developed for the programmes to forecast shortages / overstocking and in accurately estimating annual requirements. Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and extensive trainings & capacity-building exercise conducted for close to 3000 officials engaged in SCM of drugs and supplies since the year 2005 have ensured good Inventory Management Practices across the country. She has also been assisting the procurement division of SAMS-FIND project by providing technical support in Bid Evaluations, developing formats for recording and reporting deliveries, ensuring uploading of procurement status on SAMS website.