Medical device

National Medical Devices Policy, 2023

India’s dependence on imported medical devices has been a growing concern in recent years, with the majority of medical devices sold in India being imported from foreign countries. The high import dependence has been a significant barrier to the development ..



Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme

The Government of India recently announced that it is to expand the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme to more than ten sectors. This includes food processing, leather, textiles, battery manufacturing. The pharmaceuticals (and medical devices) and electronics are already under ..


Union Cabinet: MoU between India and UK in Medical Product Regulation approved

On November 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the MoU signed between India and UK in the field of medical product regulation. The MoU was signed between United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and ..


Spice jet steps into medical device industry

Spice jet an airline which is known for its business diversification recently announced the launch of portable ventilators, oximeters which is up for sale on the company’s ecommerce portal. In Brief Unsurprisingly, Spice jet is widely known for bringing variation ..


All medical devices to be treated as drugs

The Ministry of health and family welfare recently said in a notification that all medical devices sold in the country would be treated as drugs and would be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940, from April 1, 2020. As ..

India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List finalized by ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently finalized the India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) that recommends that at least 159 tests should be made available for patients in even basic government health facilities. The list aims ..