Last Updated on February 11, 2021 by The Health Master
Health and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Medical Devices Committee, PHDCCI in association with Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India organised third series of Self Sufficiency in Medical Technology on “India to be an attractive destination for MedTech”.
The guest of honour of the session was Dr P B N Prasad, Joint Drugs Controller General of India, CDSCO. In his remarks he said that the regulator is the last part of the system.
In the next decade India should be a medical devices hub and to make that possible, the government is focusing on the Harmonising the devices, policy framework, quality management system, harmonising and creative a conducive system for the manufacturer.
He further mentioned that regulators are also facing several technical challenges now a day, country is dependent on imports in this sector and there is a need for becoming Aatmanirbhar in this domain by reducing the dependency of imports and facilitating the home manufacturers.
Dr Prasad also encouraged for India to be a medical manufacturing hub including generics and medical devices both.
He further said that India has large pool of engineers and pharmacists and C-19 has made us learnt many lessons in this sector.
He said that we need a robust ecosystem and we have high hopes that all challenges will be overcome within the decade itself.
Right now regulators, investors and manufacturers are all in learning and evolving process.
As necessity is the mother of the invention, Medical device industry will be a great boon for the country in the coming years.
He further mentioned that we do have the skilled manpower and now we need to have innovation in R&D and innovation hub as today it is the necessity to innovate, manufacture and become self reliant in the medical devices.
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