In three months’ time, the Government has decided to roll out Materio-vigilance Programme of India (MvPI) for medical devices safety on patients. To formulate a system of reporting the adverse events of medical devices under MvPI a national committee has been constituted. The safety data will be collected in a systematically by MvPI and by using the generated data in India, the recommendations and regulations on safe use of medical devices can be made. It would also create awareness among professionals and also monitor MDAE medical device associated adverse events.

The Indian medical device market is worth US $3.1 million. At the start it will be set up in 10 medical colleges and will be followed as the same of already existing pharmacovigilance programme and haemovigilance programme. With the CDSCO involving Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvanthapuram will be centre for this Materio-Vigilance programme. In 2013, the budget allotted for the four surveillance programmes (pharmacovigilance, bio-vigilance, materio-vigilance and haemovigilance) in India is 100 crores.

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