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Health ministry launches online drug registration services

Update: November, 26/2015 - 15:49

The Ministry of Health has launched online public services level 4 today in Ha Noi in efforts to help pharmaceutical firms register drug and medicine prices. — VNS Photo Thanh Hai

HA NOI (VNS) — The Drug Administration of Viet Nam (DAVN) under the health ministry today launched online public services level 4 to help pharmaceutical firms register drug and medicine prices.

Service level 4, the highest of the four administrative service levels in the country, is expected to ease the registration process for healthcare enterprises.

"The application of online service level 4 in drug management is a step forward by the health ministry towards administrative procedure reform and the improvement of state management at DAVN," Director of DAVN Truong Quoc Cuong said at the launching ceremony.

"The service will create favourable conditions for enterprises, especially in terms of reducing expenses and time, and increasing transparency and publicity in health administration," Cuong said.

People and enterprises would be able to submit documents, pay fees, check the progress of document being processed and receive results via the online facility from the beginning of next year, he said.

A pharmaceutical firm representative said the service would help to reduce travel time and the expenses involved in printing and storing documents for enterprises. 

The health ministry has so far launched level 4 online public services in the fields of drugs, cosmetics, hygiene and food safety and medical equipment management. — VNS

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