Experts discuss quality of medical devices in India at “German Days Digitales”
The importance of quality in healthcare does not need emphasis during a pandemic. But what is needed to ensure that medical devices and equipment are of high quality and safe - especially with supply chains that cross borders? This was the topic of a presentation by GPQI-India at a panel discussion which was part of the “German Days Digitales” on 6 October 2020.
The virtual event was organised by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. Besides GPQI-India, the managing directors of the India branches of Siemens Healthineers, B. Braun and Fresenius participated and discussed their views on the potential of the Indian healthcare sector.
The panellists agreed that quality and product safety are crucial aspects, especially for medical devices and equipment. Well-functioning supply chains and coherent national quality infrastructures can facilitate the availability of medical devices and equipment. The exchange on international standards and regulatory frameworks for medical devices within the Indo-German Working Group thereby contributes to ensuring access to safe medical care in India.
The "German Days Digitales" saw a diverse range of speeches and panel discussions on topics around business, sports, and tourism. The initiative also includes a digital marketplace, which provides a platform for Indian and German companies and organisations to connect and hold virtual meetings.
GPQI-India is a partner of the "German Days Digitales" 2020. Please find further information on the GPQI project page on the digital marketplace here (available until 3 November 2020).