Medical devices

The Ministry of Public Health has been active for several years on the reform of the health sector aimed at improving patient safety and the quality of hospital care.
Unlike medicines, medical devices were not subjected to any regulation or registration in 2013 which led to the following risks:
  • Import of products of inadequate or defective quality
  • Import of counterfeit products
  • No follow-up on the products once in place
  • No control on equipment
  • Safety of patients not guaranteed.

Hence the need to introduce regulations, procedures and tools for registration, monitoring and traceability of the MD to improve patient safety.
The first stage deals with the registration of medical implants, devices most at risk. All medical devices are to be regulated and registered in the same information system.