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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Launched National Medical Devices Policy, 2023 & Other Initiatives

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Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches National Medical Device Policy 2023

On May 26, 2023, the Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), unveiled the National Medical Devices Policy, 2023, and launched the Export Promotion Council for Medical Devices during the inaugural event of the 8th International Conference on Pharma and Medical Device Sector in New Delhi, Delhi.

  • Mansukh Mandaviya also launched a scheme titled ‘Assistance for Medical Devices clusters for Common Facilities (AMD-CF)’ to establish and strengthen common infrastructure facilities in the medical devices clusters and fortify testing facilities for medical devices.

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8th International Conference on Pharma and Medical Device Sector:

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the 8 International Conference on Pharma and Medical Device Sector on May 26, 2023.

  • The conference was organized by the Department of Pharmaceuticals,  Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for 2 days on May 26 and 27 2023 to promote India as a manufacturing hub of quality medical products in the pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sector.


  • 26th May 2023 was dedicated for India Medical Device sector on the theme ‘Sustainable MedTech 5.0: Scaling and Innovating Indian MedTech’
  • 27th May 2023 was dedicated for the Pharmaceutical sector on the theme “Indian pharma industry: Delivering Value through Innovation.


i.Following the conference’s inauguration, Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) roundtable and discussed the avenues for growth and existing issues of the medical sector with stakeholders.

ii.He had an in-depth consultation with the stakeholders and urged the participants to brainstorm ideas on various fronts – policy, economics, research and innovation.

iii.The conference was also attended by N Yuvaraj, Joint Secretary of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Srikar Reddy, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Dr. Rajeev Raghuvanshi, Drugs Controller General of India ( DCGI), Kamlesh Pant, Chairman, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Shailesh Pathak, Secretary General, FICCI, and various industry stakeholders and representatives.

Additional info:

  • Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India emphasized the fact that the Medical Device sector is undergoing a metamorphosis phase.
  • Mansukh Mandaviya stated the Indian pharmaceutical industry’s robust, resilient and responsive nature and due to that, India has met its own demand during the pandemic and supplied medicines to 150 countries.

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About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:

Union Minister – Mansukh Mandaviya (Rajya Sabha – Gujarat)
Minister of State (MoS) – Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar