Domestic medical devices to be promoted

Government of India is all set to initiate a phased manufacturing programme (PMP) to promote domestic production of medical devices.

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Domestic medical devices to be promoted

NEW DELHI: In a bid to build a robust indigenous medical device manufacturing ecosystem in India, the government of India is all set to initiate a phased manufacturing programme (PMP) to promote domestic production of medical devices.

In a first such initiative, a roadmap has been prepared to promote domestic production of X-Ray machines and components whereby financial incentives will be provided to the manufacturing companies.

The first consultative meeting to this effect will be held on Thursday by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and will be attended by industry experts, secretaries from ministry of health, department of pharma, DPIIT, among others.

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“The phased manufacturing programme (PMP) will be implemented with the objective of progressively increasing domestic value addition for establishment of a robust medical XRay machine manufacturing ecosystem in India.

The PMP shall enable the medical X-Ray machine and related sub-assembly / component industry to plan their investment in the sector.

The PMP shall also be extended to parts, sub-parts, inputs of sub-assemblies as the manufacturing ecosystem evolves over a period,” stated a concept note by MeitY.

The move gains significance as the global medical X-ray market, valued at $11.2 billion in 2018 is expected to surpass $15 billion by 2024, witnessing a CAGR of 6.1% between 2019-2025.

The PMP is aimed at taking this growth story to a new level.

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