Class 4 online public service launched for medical equipment management

Wednesday, 2017-07-05 04:48:11
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At the button-pressing ceremony.
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NDO – The Health Ministry held a button-pressing ceremony in Hanoi on July 4 to launch the Class 4 online public service system to implement nine groups of administrative procedures as outlined in Government Decree No. 36/2016/ND-CP dated May 15, 2016 in relation to the management of medical equipment.

The Class 4 online public service is the highest level of service, with the steps of performing payment transactions and sending feedback conducted in a quick and effective fashion.

Accordingly, from July 1, 2017, the system of Class 4 online public services will be implemented for nine groups of administrative formalities concerning announcement, registration and application for a license; of which three groups of administrative procedures are deployed at provincial-level Health Departments and the remaining five groups are implemented at the MOH on management of medical equipment.

The Class 4 online public service system has been developed by relevant agencies under the MOH with support given from advisory units, in an effort to accelerate the application of information technology in administrative reforms; simplify the forms of dossier declaration and reception; and ensuring transparency and publicity in performing relevant procedures in the management of medical equipment.

Nguyen Minh Tuan, Director of the MOH’s Department of Medical Equipment and Health Works, said that the Class 4 service system will make the process of receiving dossiers concerning announcement, registration and proposal for a license, become simpler as well as more transparent and convenient for businesses. Via this method, organisations and individuals can perform declaration and submit dossiers related to medical equipment management regulations to the system and pay fees directly online without having to visit management agencies as was required previously.

Enterprises are able to follow the dossier handling phases as well as the status of the dossiers they have sent to the system. Right after receiving dossiers, health officials will be able to check and evaluate them on the system, thus increasing efficiency in handling dossiers.

Since the implementation of Class 4 online public services in issuing licenses to import medical equipment in November 2015, the number of dossiers licensed by the MOH online has reached approximately 7,000, Tuan said.

According to Deputy Health Minister Truong Quoc Cuong, the application of the Class 4 online public service system in performing nine groups of administrative procedures on medical equipment management, is a significant milestone in realising the MOH’s administrative reform roadmap as directed by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health.