To give a fillip to the medical device sector, which is a sunrise sector, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu announced the setting up of a National Medical Devices Promotion Council under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
Describing the industry as a futuristic industry, he said there was scope for many innovations. He praised the AP Government for setting up the park with modern labs and other facilities on a single campus. More such parks should come up in the country and his Ministry would extend support to AP Medtech and the efforts of the AP Government, he said
He also pledged logistical support to medical devices manufacturing companies. He thanked the WHO for holding the Global Forum for Medical Devices here.