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India is staring at a medical-device crisis

The global lockdown has exposed the deep dependence of the Indian medical-devices industry on imports. The government has rushed to address the situation. But such a critical industry deserves a framework which is in tune with its needs. Being technology intensive and innovation driven, its regulation must constantly keep evolving.
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A health worker checks a ventilator in an intensive-care unit at a newly inaugurated government hospital in Chennai on March 27, 2020. Getty Images
A health worker checks a ventilator in an intensive-care unit at a newly inaugurated government hospital in Chennai on March 27, 2020.
The triple ‘A’s — affordability, availability, and accessibility — of healthcare goods and services are the essential elements of the Right to Health. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed deep dependencies of the Indian pharma and medical-devices industry on imports of key raw materials and electronic components. As India gradually wakes up to the urgency of testing at the community
practice of law firm Economic Laws Practice (ELP). Prasad is experienced in handling commercial litigation and regulatory issues in pharma, food, telecom, mining, and environment sectors.) (Mukta Dutta is an associate partner in the litigation and dispute-resolution practice of ELP. She has over 16 years of experience in commercial and regulatory litigation and dispute resolution.)(Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)
The triple ‘A’s — affordability, availability, and accessibility — of healthcare goods and services are the essential elements of the Right to Health. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed deep dependencies of the Indian pharma and medical-devices industry on imports of key raw materials and electronic components. As India gradually wakes up to the urgency of testing at the community practice of law firm Economic Laws Practice (ELP). Prasad is experienced in handling commercial litigation and regulatory issues in pharma, food, telecom, mining, and environment sectors.) (Mukta Dutta is an associate partner in the litigation and dispute-resolution practice of ELP. She has over 16 years of experience in commercial and regulatory litigation and dispute resolution.)(Graphic by Mohammad Arshad)

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