Members are ready to brace up for any shortages in medical equipment: MTaI
New Delhi: Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which is an association of leading research-based medical technology companies today said that its member companies are ready to brace up for any shortages in medical devices and equipment arising out of scarcity of raw materials from China.
With the shortages of raw materials from China, there may soon be a scarcity of commonly used medical devices like digital thermometers, infrared thermometers, nebulizers, blood pressure monitors and glucometers manufactured in India. The supply lines may not sustain for long as demand for these medical devices and equipment from neighbouring countries like South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong rises.
The wide spectrum of medical devices and equipment that MTaI members have to remain unaffected as these companies do not depend on imports from China.
MTaI Chairman and Director General Mr Pavan Choudary said, "MTaI members will offset any supply gaps arising out of the import shortages from China and can cater to the requirement with our products which are of the best quality and conform to international standards."
Medical Dialogues had recently reported that taking strong measures in the light of coronavirus outbreak the apex drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has written to all the states and union territories asking them to ensure that there is no shortage of drugs and APIs in their areas due to black marketing and hoarding