Govt approves 'materio vigilance'

The government has approved a program to assess safety of medical devices, "materio vigilance", according to reports

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Adverse events associated with medical devices will be reported online

According to the Health Minister Mr JP Nadda, as a part of the program, adverse events associated with medical devices will be reported online to the nodal collaborating center.

"As part of the program, adverse events associated with medical devices will be reported online to the nodal collaborating center. Such events will thereafter be analyzed by the technical committee and based on the findings of the committee, further action as considered appropriate will be taken," said the minister in a statement.

He further said that inputs other than those received from the program will also be used to ensure the authenticity of such devices.

 

 

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