Health ministry launches Medical Public Portal

November 21, 2020 - 08:21

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with Military Telecommunication Group Viettel launched its Medical Public Portal at the address in Hà Nội on Friday.

Delegates launch the Ministry of Health's Medical Public Portal on November 20 in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health in collaboration with Military Telecommunication Group Viettel launched its Medical Public Portal in Hà Nội on Friday.

The portal,, will create good conditions for companies and people to know and monitor medical services provided by the health sector.

It aims to show public and transparent information related to health services in five main areas, including Pharmacy and Cosmetics; Medical equipment; Food safety; Health examinations and treatment and Public administration. The information will be updated from portals and websites of affiliated departments and agencies under the management of the Ministry of Health.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long said the Medical Public Portal will be an official channel for people and businesses to look up information on prices of drugs and medical equipment, medical supplies, diagnostic bio-products, medical examination and treatment, bidding prices, information on products in circulation or recalled, results of handling administration procedure and violations in advertising.

“Through the portal, people will know better and be able to monitor the services provided by the health sector,” stressed Minister Long.

Through the Public Health Portal, people and businesses can look for information managed by the health ministry. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

According to the Minister of Health, information about the medical fields they manage will be published on the portal, so that people and businesses can access the information.

"I’ve asked leaders of units, civil servants and officials in the whole health sector to make more efforts and coordinate more closely to continue to publicise information in their fields under their charge on the portal," added Long.

At the event, Viettel Group's Deputy General Director Hoàng Sơn said that Viettel will continue to support the Ministry of Health, improve the portal’s features and continuously apply new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and virtual assistants (chatbot). Blockchain technology will also be applied to control information when connecting data, ensure tracking of the update process history and ensure absolute safety and confidentiality for the Health Public Portal. — VNS