Manage production and business to ensure the quality of medical equipment for epidemic prevention


The Ministry of Health has sent documents to the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to strengthen the management of production and business to ensure the quality of medical equipment (medical equipment) for epidemic prevention.

The Ministry of Health requested to strengthen the management of production and business to ensure the quality of medical equipment (Medical Equipment) epidemic prevention. Illustration

Accordingly, following the direction of the Prime Minister on the implementation of the dual goals, ensuring adequate supplies of materials and equipment for epidemic prevention and control, in recent years, many units have participated. investment in production of medical equipment, including medical masks, epidemic prevention suits, medical gloves, in vitro diagnostic equipment for Corona virus testing (SARS-CoV-2) ( hereinafter referred to as the medical equipment for epidemic prevention).

However, at present, the Ministry of Health has received complaints from some medical facilities facing difficulties in purchasing medical equipment to prevent epidemics due to scarcity, high prices compared to prices announced on the public portal price declaration. Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 36/2016 / ND-CP dated May 15, 2016 on the management of medical equipment and Decree No. 169/2008 / ND-CP dated December 31, 2018 of The Government amends and supplements a number of articles of Decree No. 36/2016 / ND-CP, decentralized Departments of Health, advises the management in the area and issues the receipt of application for declaration of eligibility. export of medical equipment; eligible for purchase and sale of medical equipment of categories B, C and D; Standards for the application of class A medical equipment (including medical masks, epidemic prevention clothes and medical examination gloves).

In order to strengthen the management of production and trading of medical equipment, ensuring the supply and quality according to regulations, the Ministry of Health requests the Presidents of the People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to direct the Department. Health care and functional units conducted research and strictly followed the direction of the Government and the spirit of the Minister of Health’s official dispatch 955 / BYT-KH-TC of February 9, 2021.

At the same time, review and strengthen management and post-check of production units in general, paying attention to manufacturers of medical equipment for epidemic prevention in the area (including units in technology zones high, export processing zones) and guide the declaration of eligibility to manufacture medical equipment; publish the applicable standards for class A medical equipment and other regulations in the above Decree. Direct production and business units to give priority to domestic hospitals and medical establishments to meet the needs of epidemic prevention and medical examination and treatment for the people.

Strengthen inspection, examine and strictly handle violations according to regulations and report to the Ministry of Health of violating medical equipment manufacturers …

Thu Ha

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