The Indian neonatal equipment industry is on the brink of a major change, with the Make in India regime to promote manufacturing of medical devices in the country and the establishment of newborn care units to improve the status of neonatal care in the country.
The rise in demand for the adoption of wireless sensor networks and automated health monitoring and alert systems is fueling researches to cater to the needs of contact-free monitoring in NICU.
Understanding future needs will guarantee the competitive advantage for manufacturers.
Impetus is being provided with domestic manufacturers partnering with foreign companies for local market conditions.
A strong economic case is required to advocate for the earmarking of funds specifically for developing and sustaining high-quality inpatient newborn care.
There is a substantial market for combined devices, especially for infant incubators and phototherapy systems with radiant warmers and transport incubators with the capabilities of a mobile NICU.