Prices of syringes and needles to be capped?

The price limit on Syringes and  needle would curb unethical practices in the medical field and overcharging of these products by hospitals and help both the patient community as well as ethical manufacturers with the much needed price rationalization in healthcare sector

Prices of syringes and needles to be capped?The pharma industry usually shies from regulations however in an unusual move the syringes and needle manufacturers have written to chairman of NLEM (National List of Essential Medicine) Committee  to include all types of syringes and needles in NLEM (National List of Essential Medicines), at the earliest so that they could come under price capping […]

Draft on standards for medical devices brought out by union health ministry

The draft is open for comments from all stakeholders until September, before it gets finalised. It speaks about basic design, manufacturing requirements for up to 594 medical devices

Draft on standards for medical devices brought out by union health ministryThis document is the ever draft which clarifies the standards for medical devices in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has published an extensive draft, covering items ranging from tongue-depressors to high-end devices like pacemakers. The document describes fundamental design and manufacturing requirements for up to 594 medical devices, known as “Essential Principles […]

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?

Soon, The cost of medical equipment for heart, cancer and eye surgery will be reduced. To enable the patients to procure medical devices at an affordable rate, the state has demanded the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to include these in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). The NPPA is positively thinking on the government's demand, informed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?  Since, these medical devices are being sold at an extra rate without MRP, patients are subjected to additional financial burden. Owing to which, Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education has put forth their demand to the centre. On January 20, a meeting was conducted between the […]

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health Min

Highlighting the importance of transparency between regulatory authorities and pharma sector, Nadda stated that the coordination between the National Regulatory Authorities and pharmaceutical sector will enable launch and registration of new health technologies

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health MinThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda today inaugurated  the ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ The Health Minister further stated that there is a need for promoting industry and academia collaboration […]

Asian EUS Congress 2017: Doctors speak about advancements in EUS specific devices

Pivotal points discussed in Chai pe Charcha session about advances in EUS. The casual session was a free learning session for the young endoscopists, present at event

Asian EUS Congress 2017: Doctors speak about advancements in EUS specific devicesThe Asian EUS Congress 2017 that kick-started from Thursday hosted an interesting and casual session on the day two on Friday, on integration of EUS in clinical practice. The casual session was a free learning session for the young endoscopists. Pivotal points discussed in Chai pe Charcha session about advances in EUS are the following: […]

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEM

The cost of medical devices will be fixed at an affordable rate. 12 medical devices related to cardiac surgery and lenses will be included in the national list of essential medicines (NLEM). It will be mandatory to make the information easily available for the patients. To make the information easily available for the patients, the cost of the medicines will be displayed on the board outside the hospital

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEMThe state government is now going to make a permanent arbitration to curb the unethical practices which take place in the hospital. The government has decided to fix the cost of the heart surgery equipments. For this, the government has decided to include 12 medical devices required for cardiac surgery in the national list of […]

BETiC brings doctors, engineers together to develop indigenous healthcare technology

It is common to see doctors enjoying engineering tasks like soldering and engineers grappling with medical issues at MEDHA. Some of the participants of previous events held at Mumbai, Nagpur and Bangalore left their jobs to work fulltime on medical devices

BETiC brings doctors, engineers together to develop indigenous healthcare technologyThe Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre at IIT Bombay has created a unique eco-system for indigenous medical device innovation. In July-August 2017, they are organising a series of weekend Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA), where interested doctors and engineers can team up to evolve innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs. The MEDHA will be held […]