India – India’s health ministry accepts eIFU for medical devices

The Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) has welcomed news that the Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has accepted electronic instructions for use (eIFU) for medical devices and equipment.

MTaI represents leading research-based medical tech companies that have significant investments in India. The association said the eIFU acceptance is in is line with the government’s push for digitisation of the medical industry so that the use of paper can be reduced.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has published a Gazette notification about the acceptance of eIFU for medical devices and equipment.

MTaI chairman and director general Pavan Choudary said: “The acceptance of eIFU for medical device and Eeuipment puts India’s regulatory specifications in line with the practices of some of the advanced countries like Singapore, USA and countries of Europe and will improve users’ access to more detailed and up-to-date information.”..