India: New medical devices procurement guidelines propose to make 20-50% of components in India

19 Mar 2018: The Department of Pharmaceuticals has proposed that domestically sourced components have to contribute to 25-50% of the cost of medical devices procured by the government, depending on the category of the device. A draft of the proposed guidelines, created to give preference to products made in India, has sought comments from all stakeholders by April 5. At the same time, the proposed guidelines lack measures to help the local industry grow and imposes conditions that may hurt the quality of medical devices procured through….