Medical equipment used on humans or animals are 'drugs': Centre

The ministry, through a gazette notification, released the Medical Devices Amendment Rules, 2020

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To regulate all medical equipments to follow quality standards, the central government has announced that all medical equipments used on humans or animals as "drugs" under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, with effect from April 1, 2020.

The ministry, through a gazette notification, also released the Medical Devices Amendment Rules, 2020, for mandatory registration of medical devices.

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