Until we get a vaccine or effective treatments, we should focus on testing, having hospital beds, and controlling the outbreak.
Budget 2020: A mixed bag for healthcare services, pharma sector; additional duties on medical devices to hike costs for consumers
While one of the key focus areas for this Budget 2020-21 on socio-welfare front is to widen the reach of affordable healthcare services, it also lays emphasis on government policy of ‘Make in India’.
Union Budget 2020-21: MTaI seeks streamlining of tax and duty structure to make medical devices affordable
Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) on Wednesday urged the government to streamline tax and duty structure in Union Budget 2020-2021 to ensure people get long-term access to quality medical devices
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to meet electronics industry CEOs to discuss sector issues, export ambitions
The government will meet CEOs and top brass of electronics and smartphone makers, including Apple and Samsung, on 16 September to discuss challenges being faced by them and incentives and schemes that can be offered to position India as the 'electronics factory' of the world
Enhancing delivery of quality health care: Biomedical engineers act as a bridge between modern medicine, engineering
From the concept to market reach and clinical trials, biomedical engineers are part of the health care ecosystem contributing to meeting the SDGs, especially universal health coverage.
Faulty hip implants: Delhi HC asks Johnson & Johnson for interim payment of Rs 25 lakh to 4 patients
The court's direction came after Johnson & Johnson said it was willing to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the patients who were affected by the implants.
US to terminate sops on Indian exports: Markets are key and strategic to businesses on both sides, inevitable to reach an understanding
US and India should continue to work towards expanding and balancing their partnership in trade and economic space
The heart implant can presently stay powered for roughly 8 hours after a full charge.
The government may consider reducing customs duty on certain medical devices in the forthcoming budget with an aim to boosting domestic manufacturing of such goods
Implant Files: India fares poorly in probe into medical devices industry with low recall rate, non-existent regulations
The ICIJ's "Implant Files" report notes that India's regulatory system "effectively doesn’t exist" and that there are "no specific rules or a law" that gives the government the authority to direct a manufacturer to compensate a victim of a faulty device.
Indian standardisation for medical devices soon; nearly 1,000 products currently being benchmarked: Official
A range of medical devices, old or new, will soon have an 'Indian standard
India, United States look to close in on package deal to remove trade irritants; farmers likely to get benefitted
The current discussions are focussed on removing outstanding sources of friction, and are not aimed at creating a bilateral free trade agreement
Insurance penetration in the country reached 3.7 percent in 2017 from 2.71 percent in 2001.
India rejects US request on price caps on medical devices as Centre aims to boost affordability of treatment
Price controls form part of PM Modi’s agenda to improve India’s dilapidated public health system and boost affordability of treatment.
The Modi government has in recent years capped prices of hundreds of life-saving drugs to make them more affordable.
While GST is a value added tax, entertainment tax, presently levied by the states is like a turnover tax, i
The key focus areas of the programme would be to aid country's technological and product development capabilities in the biopharmaceutical sector to a level that it is globally competitive over the next 10-15 years.
But unless the security loopholes are not plugged in, medical data could be hacked into by enterprising hackers. Hacking can entail anything from getting your vital medical data to actually hacking medical devices to administer fatal doses. Extrapolate this and you have entire hospital networks at risk.
Gartner's 2015 Hype Cycle for 3D Printing revealed that 3DP of medical devices has reached the Peak of Inflated Expectations, but certain specialist applications are already becoming the norm in medical care.