India Developing Federal Medical Device Surveillance System
The Indian government is developing a
system of medical device surveillance and adverse event reporting,
dubbed the Materio-vigilance Programme of India.
It will be run out of 10 Indian medical
schools, led by the Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences
and Technology in the South Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram,
according to Indian news outlet Pharmabiz.com. The Indian
Pharmacopoeia Commission, located near New Delhi, will play a
coordinating role, as well as the Central Drug Standard Control
Organization, the country’s equivalent to the FDA.
Medical Devices Industry In India Underinvested: WHO
NEW DELHI: The ambitious ‘Make in India’
campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throws up opportunities for
growth of domestic medical devices industry, which is not only
“underinvested” but heavily import-oriented at present, the World
Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
Medical Devices Inflate Patient’s Bill
It has been noted that using imported
high-end medical devices in complex disease management highly inflates
a patient’s bill. Around 75 per cent of the bill is incurred by the
usage of imported devices. In comparison, India-developed low-end
devices currently constitutes only 5 per cent of a patient’s bill.
Maximum Units Under Operation In Medical & Dental Instruments: Study
The State, However, Ranked 4th With 8.2%
Share In Total Output
Gujarat accounted for highest share of
over 18 per cent in terms of total number of 316 factories operating
in the medical and dental instruments and supplies sector across
India, according to the sector specific analysis undertaken by the
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham)..