Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicMedical devices

Topic: Medical devices

Modi govt caps trade margin for 5 medical devices including pulse oximeter, nebuliser at 70%

With an aim of making the medical devices affordable during Covid pandemic, it is felt necessary to regulate the trade margin on these medical devices, NPPA said in its order.

This Israeli medical gun uses electricity to produce ‘skin substitute’ for burns, wounds

Israeli company Nanomedic has applied for regulatory clearance of its Spincare system in India. The device makes dressing wounds much more easy and painless for patients.

Oximeter sales soar but there is no guarantee of accurate reading and ‘no govt regulations’

Oximeters, which measure oxygen levels in blood, have been available for home use for a long time, but sales have soared amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Why the small pulse oximeter is becoming a major tool for doctors in Covid-19 crisis

A relatively small medical device that clips on to a patient's finger, the oximeter can measure one of the five vital pulmonary signs.

India and US could agree on trade margin regulation for high-end medical devices

US has been asking India to remove price caps on high-end medical devices under the proposed trade deal. Healthcare industry in India against rollback of price controls.

As Modi offers help to coronavirus-hit China, India to dispatch masks, gloves, face shields

Modi govt has asked manufacturers of medical devices to update list of available products for immediate delivery to coronavirus-hit China.

Coming soon: More than 750 inspectors & technicians to regulate medical devices in India

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says Department of Expenditure has approved the creation of posts to inspect, audit and test the efficacy of medical devices.

NITI Aayog wants IITs to regulate medical devices, which are now covered by 1940s law

Niti Aayog has recommended to the Modi govt that it should involve IITs to help regulate medical devices rather than CDSCO, India's drug regulator.

Modi govt plans 30% cap on traders’ profit on medical devices, NITI Aayog wants it higher

Move aims to make essential instruments affordable; NITI Aayog has advised a 50% cap.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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