India: Procurement agencies should follow BIS standards for medical devices: Govt

22 Oct 2018: Giving relief to domestic medical device makers, the Centre has asked the procurement agencies to follow the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for procuring devices and not to mandate the USFDA/CE certifications where the norms laid down by the national standard body exist. This issue of mandatory requirement of USFDA/CE certification in public procurement has been raised many times by medical device makers.