DOST launches app for proper distribution of med supplies to hospitals

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has launched an online application meant to facilitate the proper distribution of medical supplies to hospitals in fighting the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Pena said during his report on Facebook on Friday afternoon, Aug. 14, that the application is called Tracing for Allocation of Medical Supplies (TrAMS+).

“Ito ay isang online geographic system para ma-track ang information tungkol sa estado ng mga medical resources sa mga hospital (This is an online geographic system that tracks information about the state of medical resources in hospitals),” the secretary explained.

“Ito ay naglalayon na magkaroon tayo ng supporting tool para sa Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracker ng sa ganoon maayos na maipamahgi, ma-i-allocate ang mga medical resources (This is meant to be a supporting tool for the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker so that there is proper distribution and allocation of medical resources),” he added.

The secretary said TrAMS+ provides regular updates through data collection and verification.

TrAMS+ was developed by the DOST’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development(DOST-PCIEERD).

So far, the DOST chief said there are a total of 86 hospitals nationwide using TrAMS+, 16 of which are in Metro Manila while the rest are distributed across other regions.