Medical devices Current Affairs, GK & News

Export Promotion Council (EPC) for Medical Devices

The Indian Government has decided to set up a separate Export Promotion Council (EPC) for Medical Devices. Key facts The new EPC would have headquarters in Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and regional offices in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. An initial funding of Rs.3 crore will be provided by the government ..

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Centre notifies new medical device rules

The Medical Devices (Amendment) Rules, 2022 were notified by the Union Cabinet recently. Key facts The new rules require online registration of all manufacturers of all class A medical devices. Class A medical devices are those having low-to-moderate risk to patient or user. These include surgical dressings and others. All class A and B manufactures ..

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Import of 17 medical devices allowed

The Government of India recently allowed import of seventeen medical devices to provide relief to the COVID-19 patients. However, the importer should make mandatory declarations under Legal Metrology Rules, 2011. Which devices were allowed? The Department of Consumer Affairs has allowed the import of the following devices: Nebulizers oxygen concentrators CPAP and BIPAP devices Vacuum ..

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Drugs and Cosmetics Act: New Regulatory Regime for eight medical items

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently notified eight items to be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. According to the ministry, this had come into effect on April 1, 2021 under the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 that was enacted in 2017. What are the new eight medical items? The new eight medical ..

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NIPER institutes at the NIRF rankings

The Ministry of Human Resources and Development recently released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). IIT Madras had topped the list. The NIPER (National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research) institutes this year have shown great improvements in the ranking. Highlights The annual ranking is released in categories namely colleges, universities, law, dental, architecture, management, ..

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RBI: CPI Inflation to ease from 4.8% to 4.4% in Q2

On April 9, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India projected that the consumer Price Index is to ease from 4.8% in Q1 to 4.4% in Q2 of the financial year 2020-21. Highlights The estimated easing of CPI implies that the aggregate demand will weaken further. RBI had reduced repo rate and cash reserve ratios during ..

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