Easier rules for medical device makers
The government has asked states to consider doing away with the requirement of US and European regulatory certification for equipment to be purchased for state-run institutions and hospitals. In a bid to promote the domestic pharmaceutical industry, it is recommended that there should be a preference for Make in India products during public procurement.
“Domestic manufacturers face discrimination even if they have India’s drug regulatory certification, at times. This is a clear indication that some states and institutions want to only favour MNCs,” opined a device manufacturer.