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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 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.

Imported 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.

Gujarat Has 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)..