|The health ministry's medical equipment and construction department launched on-line public services of level 4 on issue of licences to importers of medical equipment at a ceremony this morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc
HA NOI (VNS) — The health ministry's medical equipment and construction department launched on-line public services of level 4 on issue of licences to importers of medical equipment at a ceremony this morning.
Service level 4, the highest of the four administrative service levels in the country and the healthcare sector, aims to simplify administrative procedures and set up convenient services for medical equipment importers in the country.
| Levels of public service registration
Level 1: Procedures to fill in the required forms and information about time and service cost are available online.
Level 2: The service allows the user to download the required forms to be printed out and filled in later.
Level 3: The applicant can fill in and submit the forms online.
Level 4: Service payments can be settled online. Transaction results are available either online or by post, upon request.
The online registration service level 4 will allow people, businesses and management units to perform administrative formalities, submit required forms, handle documents and payments and receive results using only a computer connected to the Internet.
The importers can now submit documents, pay fees, check the progress of documents and be informed about decisions through the online facility.
"The ministry receives registrations for importing medical equipment from about 700 enterprises every month, which causes several difficulties in administrative management," Department Director Nguyen Minh Tuan said.
"I believe the service would create favourable conditions for enterprises,
especially in terms of reducing expenses and time, and increasing transparency and publicity in the health administration management," Tuan said.
He said the service was scheduled to be connected with the national one-door customs mechanism of the Viet Nam General Department of Customs from the beginning of October.
The application of information technology in health administration management was one of the health sector's efforts to implement the government's administrative reform policies.
The health ministry has already launched the level 4 on-line public service in the hygiene and food safety and cosmetics management fields. — VNS