On the 1st January 2019, the Ministry of Health in Indonesia will launch a new digital signature system for the approval of medical device, in vitro diagnostic and household-health device registration licences.
In Indonesia, the approval of the medical device, in vitro diagnostic and household-health device registration licences (based on regulation no. 62/2017) will be issued by the Ministry of Health by electronic form. Previously, licenses were issued in hardcopy format only with the original signature of the Directorate General of Evaluation of Medical Device Registration and Ministry of Health’s stamp. There are several advantages of this paperless system as it saves time, is more secure, is better for the environment as it reduces printing requirements, and can prevent any unnecessary duplication by individuals.