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  • Niti Aayog proposed a legislation for medical devices and an independent regulator for the industry. While the health ministry has concerns over such a move. Both drugs and medical devices are at present regulated by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation under the health ministry.

    The roadmap has been outlined in a book titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms released on Monday. The book, which is a synthesis of all the discussions and efforts initiated at the national-level workshop held last year, could form the basis of the way forward for the health sector in the upcoming Vision Document of the Aayog in 2020.

    The roadmap has been outlined in a book titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms released on Monday. The book, which is a synthesis of all the discussions and efforts initiated at the national-level workshop held last year, could form the basis of the way forward for the health sector in the upcoming Vision Document of the Aayog in 2020.

    Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey also said that no proposal has been approved regarding establishment of a separate statutory body on the lines of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for the regulation of medical devices.

    The report, titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms, will be released on Monday. The report reveals India’s health system as a story of multiple fragmentations at the level of payers and risk pools, healthcare services and at digital backbone running it, the Aayog said on Friday

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    Addressing the gathering of investors, startup professionals and industry stakeholders at the TiE Global Summit 4.0, Kant said that many of the startups are improving learning outcomes, health outcomes and doing outstanding work in mobility which is a great sunrise area.

    The matter had come up for discussion during the meeting of a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman, sources privy to the development said. "During the meeting, it was discussed that for larger blocks the upfront payment was more. So in order to attract investors, it was opined that the upfront payment should be reduced."

    Commenting on her decision to slash corporate tax, the finance minister said that the industry has told her that the decision was taken at the right time and that it has made a big difference to their books. She said that the decision was announced on September 20 and industry will take time in announcing major investment decisions.

    TiE has been a leading organisation in fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem around the world. In a span of nearly two decades, TiE has created a massive network of startups, investors, mentors, academia and brought together all stakeholders to bolster global entrepreneurship.

    The ministry had issued a draft notification saying that all medical devices would come under the category of drugs from December 1 and would be regulated under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.

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