Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI), which represents leading research-based medical technology companies, said that its member companies are ready to brace up for any shortages in medical devices and equipment arising out of scarcity of raw materials from China.
With the shortages of raw materials from China, there may soon be a scarcity of commonly used medical devices like digital thermometers, infrared thermometers, nebulizers, blood pressure monitors and glucometers manufactured in India. The supply lines may not sustain for long as demand for these medical devices and equipment from neighbouring countries like South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong rises.
The wide spectrum of medical devices and equipment that MTaI members have remained unaffected as these companies do not depend on imports from China.
“MTaI members will offset any supply gaps arising out of the import shortages from China and can cater to the requirement with our products which are of the best quality and conform to international standards,” said Pavan Choudary, MTaI Chairman and Director General, in a statement.