Union Minister of Health launched MedTech Mitra; an Initiative to Empower MedTech Innovators and Advance Healthcare Solutions
2 weeks ago
Today, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers virtually launched ‘MedTech Mitra’: A Strategic Initiative to Empower MedTech Innovators and Advance Healthcare Solutions, in the presence of Prof. S.P. Singh Bhagel, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Dr. V.K Paul, Member Health, Niti Aayog, who virtually joined.
While launching MedTech Mitra, Dr. Mandaviya stated “MedTech Mitra is a platform that will help the young talents of the country by holding their hands and giving them final shape to their research, knowledge, logic etc., and help them in getting regulatory approval.” The medical devices sector is an essential and integral constituent of India’s healthcare sector. Pursuing the vision of Viksit Bharat, India is taking a holistic approach to health with a vision to transform the health landscape in the country by 2047”.
He further added, “This initiative will facilitate indigenous development of affordable, quality MedTech devices and diagnostics leading to considerable reduction in the import dependence of this sector.”
Commending the initiative, Prof. S.P Singh Bhagel stated “MedTech Mitra is a platform for budding entrepreneurs and innovators in India. It is more than an ecosystem, a community. It is a harbinger of revolutionary change.”
Boosting the growth and development of the health domain, Dr. V.K Paul stated “This platform will serve to strengthen India’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage, further consolidating the reach of healthcare services to the innermost corners of the nation to become an integral aspect of Viksit Bharat.”