AIMED has warmly welcomed the advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to all state governments and central health agencies to include and encourage domestic standards for procurement of medical devices in tender specifications by various health agencies.

"We are hugely delighted and absolutely thankful to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Shri Agarwal for this much needed and timely advisory. Medical device sector is one of the corner stones of PM Modi's Make in India Vision. This advisory will help create a level playing field between domestically produced medical devices and imports. If implemented in right spirit by all states, this will catalyze domestic manufacturing and boost up demand for India-manufactured goods while bringing down overall healthcare cost," said Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator, AIMED.

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