Delegates launch the online public service portal at a ceremony on November 13 in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health officially launched its online public service portal at a ceremony on Wednesday in Hà Nội.
Speaking at the event, health minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said that the move was part of the ministry’s efforts to build e-government, administrative reform, improving State management efficiency, transparency of State agencies' activities and better serving people and businesses.
“The health ministry’s online public service portal will allow citizens and businesses to easily submit online applications and self-monitor the status of their administrative procedures. At the same time, citizens and businesses can oversee the quality of public services openly and transparently, through feedback and evaluation of their administrative procedures,” said Tiến.
In addition, the portal will also help improving and simplifying the administrative procedure handling process in efforts to gradually improve public services and save money and time for State management, businesses and citizens, according to Tiến.
To date, the health ministry has launched more than 60 online public services at level 3 and 4 in the fields of food safety, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, medical equipment, science and technology, medical examination and treatment and health environment. Thousands of documents have been handled online, saving people and businesses trillions of đồng and thousands of workdays, according to the health ministry.
At present, the Ministry of Health is one of the three leading ministries connecting its public service portals to the National Public Service Portal and portals of others ministries. The health ministry’s public service portal will also be connected to the Ministry of Health's electronic one-stop information system, the National Single Gate Portal and provincial Single Gate Portals across the country in the future. — VNS