NEW DELHI: The Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) has signed an MoU with the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) in New Delhi to make quality healthcare affordable in the country.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Mr. Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator, AiMeD, and Dr. Girdhar Gyani, Director General, AHPI, at a special event.
As per the MoU, AHPI and AIMED will work together to jointly promote Indian Medical Devices Industry and promote ICMED certified products in over 10000 Indian hospitals for enhancing patient safety, increasing consumer protection along with providing much needed product credentials to manufacturers to instill confidence among buyers.
The scheme is also intended to significantly eliminate trading of sub-standard products or devices where supply chains are unknown, a widespread and harmful aspect of the Indian market.
"This MoU will give a big push to manufacturing and innovation in Indian medical device industry while promoting Indian healthcare sector as a whole," said Mr Rajiv Nath.
Dr. Girdhar Gyani said, “We need, sooner rather than later, our own products and certification schemes, which can be progressively brought at par with the global benchmarks.”
Under the joint mechanism, both associations will soon roll out activities to achieve the objectives of this MoU.