From April 1, 2022, it is not allowed to buy or sell medical equipment without the declared price

From April 1, 2022, it is forbidden to buy and sell medical equipment without the declared price and not to buy or sell higher than the price declared on the website of the Ministry of Health at the time of purchase and sale.

At the online conference training to declare and publicize the price of medical equipment according to the provisions of Decree 98/2021/ND-CP connecting nationwide with more than 1,500 demand points to the Departments of Health, the units under/under the Ministry and units and businesses nationwide on March 29, Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen stated:

Decree No. 98/2021/ND-CP dated November 8, 2021 of the Government promptly completed the legal framework for the management of medical equipment, solving the current shortcomings, limitations and inadequacies. current legal system of medical equipment management, meeting the requirements of management practice and integration requirements in the field of medical equipment.


Deputy Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen speaks at the conference Photo: Nhien Nguyen

This Decree is the basis for businesses trading, manufacturing and supplying medical equipment and managers at all levels as well as leaders of hospitals and medical facilities to clearly define their responsibilities and rights. terms and obligations," said the Deputy Minister.

Clarifying more about the role of Decree No. 98/2021/ND-CP , Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said that the Decree has fundamentally changed the operation of licensing circulation of medical equipment in the direction of changing the management mechanism of medical equipment. from pre-inspection to post-inspection; strengthening decentralization, focusing on thoroughly implementing reform of administrative procedures;

At the same time, the Decree has also added measures to manage the price of medical equipment, whereby medical equipment is a commodity subject to price declaration and allows competent state management agencies to request enterprises explain the price components when necessary...

To implement Decree No. 98/2021/ND-CP , the Minister of Health issued Decision No. 5699/QD-BYT dated December 15, 2021 approving the plan to implement the Decree, assigning responsibility to the units. The relevant units of the Ministry of Health shall strictly implement the implementation.

The Ministry of Health has built an electronic portal to declare and publicize prices for relevant organizations and individuals to implement.

"From April 1, 2022, it is not allowed to buy or sell medical equipment without the declared price and not to buy or sell higher than the price declared on the website of the Ministry of Health at the time of purchase and sale. ".

Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen requested units and businesses to strictly comply with Article 45 of Decree 98 , including: Declare prices of medical equipment; Publicize prices of medical equipment; The price of medical equipment is calculated in Vietnamese dong; The owner of the free-sale registration number of the medical device is responsible; Prices published on the website of the Ministry of Health include all the information specified in Clause 2 of this Article…

Request the Department of Medical Equipment and Construction, the Department of Information Technology and the Office of the Ministry to urgently complete the website-domain page of the Portal to declare and publicize prices before April 1, 2022 to deploy immediately;

Leaders of the Ministry of Health also requested the Department of Medical Equipment and Construction, the Department of Information Technology to publicize the hotline number on the mass media to answer questions of businesses, organizations and individuals. Medical facilities, units and individuals ensure consistency in the implementation of regulations on declaration and publicization of medical equipment prices as prescribed in Decree 98/2021/ND-CP

The meeting points Photo: Nhien Nguyen

At the conference, the Ministry of Health also required enterprises that manufacture, trade and distribute medical equipment to comply with the contents specified in Decree 98 in order to contribute to providing the health sector with new medical equipment. equipment with quality, right value and effectively used for the protection and care of people's health.


Also according to Deputy Minister Do Xuan Tuyen, in the long run, the leadership of the Ministry of Health has had a policy of assigning relevant functional units to advise and develop the Law on Equipment to submit to the National Assembly to thoroughly solve the problem. , basically the content related to medical equipment.

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Source: Báo Sức khỏe và Đời sống

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