Bookmark Bookmark

Medical Devices Amendment Rules (2020)

Medical Devices Amendment Rules (2020)

To ensure all the medical devices meet certain standards of quality and efficacy, the Union Health Ministry on February 11, 2020, notified medical equipment used on humans or animals as "drugs" under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, with effect from April 1, 2020.

Key Points:

  • The ministry also released the Medical Devices Amendment Rules, 2020, for mandatory registration of medical devices.
  • The aim is to regulate all the medical devices so that they meet certain standards of quality. 
  • Besides it will also make medical device companies accountable for quality and safety of their products.
  • All devices, including apparatus, instruments, appliances and implants, whether used alone or in combination for various purposes like diagnosis, prevention, treatment, monitoring, alleviation of any disease, investigation, replacement or modification or support of the anatomy among others, will be regulated under the legislation.
  • Currently, only 23 categories of medical devices are regulated under the law.

You might be interested:

Amendment of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Sri Lanka

Amendment of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Sri Lanka On 12th February 2020, the double taxation avoidance agreement between India and Sri Lanka was amended. Key Points: Under this amendmen ...

4 days ago

Daily News Digest:13 February 2020

Dan David Prize, 2020India’s pioneering feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen, has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for her work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexual ...

4 days ago

Rs. 81.67 crore worth electoral bonds sold before Delhi Assembly Elections

Rs. 81.67 crore worth electoral bonds sold before Delhi Assembly Elections As per the response to an RTI query filed by Commodore Lokesh Batra, there were 139 electoral bonds worth Rs. 81.67 crore sol ...

4 days ago

Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking

Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the NDA Government is taking a definitive approach to control drug trafficking and trade under the leadership of ...

4 days ago

Dan David Prize, 2020

Dan David Prize, 2020 India’s pioneering feminist scholar and activist Gita Sen, has won the prestigious Dan David Prize for her work in the fields of population policies, reproductive and sexua ...

4 days ago

One Liners of the Day, 13 February 2020

Important days Theme for ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020’ - ‘Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth’. National Productivity ...

5 days ago

Provide your feedback on this article: