The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced the National Medical Devices Promotion Council in a move to strengthen the sector, as well as make better quality medical devices accessible to everyone.
According to the CII, the council was established to meet the country’s medical device industry needs.
The council will be operated under the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy of India. It will focus on strengthening manufacturing operations and attracting investments, as well as promote exports.
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Secretary will lead the council.
CII Medical Technology Division chairman Himanshu Baid was quoted by ET Healthworld as saying: “Time has come for the medical technology sector to have an exclusive promotion council that will safeguard the interests of the patients, industry and all stakeholders.
“We are looking forward to seeing strong Indian presence in the global medtech map in the next few years.”
Baid added that the council will offer an environment for the growth of the medical device industry in the country.
In addition, the council will start various initiatives such as holding seminars and workshops to receive industry opinions, as well as understand the best global practices.
It will also focus on exploring redundant processes and render technical assistance to the agencies and departments that deal with simplifying the approval processes involved in the sector.
CII Medical Technology Division currently has a network of domestic and global medical device companies.