New Exposé Paints Sorry Picture of India’s Medical Device Industry, Regulator Framework

New Delhi: A new global investigation into India’s medical device industry found the country’s regulatory system so poor that it “effectively, doesn’t exist.”

India’s regulator, unlike in other countries, doesn’t actively make data on faulty and recalled devices public. Patients are being forced to endure “revision surgeries” to deal with botched operations – often done with poor quality devices.

The investigation has been anchored by the International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and reported by 59 news organisations in 36 countries, with a network of 250 journalists.

The ICIJ has previously reported major business scandals such as on the Panama and Paradise Papers.

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The trove of documents which reporters have unearthed has also been put into a searchable new database – the International Medical Devices Database. 

In India, the ten-month-long investigation has been done

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