Medical device: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

What is PLI scheme? Which 10 sectors are added to the scheme?

Published: November 8, 2020

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 the scheme. These sectors were suggested by NITI Aayog. The rest four sectors are to ..

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

Published: November 4, 2020

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 Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). Key Highlights The MoU will help establish fruitful cooperation ..

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Spice jet steps into medical device industry

Published: August 31, 2020

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 in its business. Before this the company had already entered into fashion retail, merchandise and ..

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All medical devices to be treated as drugs

Published: February 12, 2020

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 of now, only 23 medical devices are being categorised as drugs. Only a few of these including ..

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India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List finalized by ICMR

Published: August 17, 2019

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 to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices ..

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