Workshops; How to Check for Eligible Medical Devices

On Tuesday, March 15, the Indonesian Ministry of Health held a Workshop on How to Check for Eligible Medical Devices. As a representative of the digital industry, the Indonesian E-Commerce Association was also present at the event. Regarding the sale of medical devices online, currently there is no separate regulation, so it can refer to the existing regulations on the sale of conventional medical devices.

To prevent the circulation of medical devices that do not meet the requirements on the Marketplace, e-commerce platforms are expected to make provisions that require business actors to include the product's Marketing Permit Number (NIE). NIE can then be checked for authenticity through the medical device website and mobile application. In addition to having to be registered with the NIE, medical devices circulating in e-commerce are also required to provide product information that meets the requirements, namely by not using superlative language, providing misleading and unsupported claims, and mentioning comparisons with other brands. The Ministry of Health asks the E-Commerce industry players to play an active role in controlling business actors who do not comply with medical device distribution standards. Budi Primawan as Deputy Chairperson of idEA expressed his support for the request, while conveying that E-Commerce members of idEA have and will continue to make efforts to educate their sellers, so they can comply with applicable regulations.