Mandaviya virtually launches ‘MedTech Mitra’

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Union health minister on Monday virtually launched ‘MedTech Mitra’: A Strategic Initiative to Empower MedTech Innovators and Advance Healthcare Solutions, here today, in the presence of MoS Health Prof. S.P. Singh Bhagel and Dr. V.K Paul, Member Health, Niti Aayog.

“MedTech Mitra is a platform that will help the young talents of the country by holding their hands and giving them final shape to their research, knowledge, logic etc. and help them in getting regulatory approval”, said Mr Mandaviya.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mandaviya stated “the medical devices sector is an essential and integral constituent of India’s healthcare sector. Pursuing the vision of Viksit Bharat, India is taking a holistic approach to health with a vision to transform the health landscape in the country by 2047”.

Noting that India’s MedTech sector is highly import dependent, measuring upto 80%, the Union Health Minister emphasized that “to ensure that medical devices are supplied within the country, this sector has seen phenomenal progress with the implementation of production linked incentive schemes and investments for medical drug parks, MedTech research policy and MedTech research incentive scheme. 

Health minister further added “this collaborative initiative will facilitate indigenous development of affordable, quality MedTech devices and diagnostics leading to considerable reduction in the import dependence of this sector.”