INDIA TO REGULATE SURGICAL DRAPES AND GOWNS
At the April 2nd Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) meeting, the board deliberated upon and agreed to add (1) surgical gowns, (2) surgical drapes, and (3) incision drapes to the list of notified medical devices requiring registration with the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) in India.
Next the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare must issue a Gazette Notification for the requirement to become official. Based on past experience, it is expected to take approximately 5 months from a positive DTAB board resolution to Notification with a likely 12-month transition period for compliance. Manufacturers of these devices should take urgent action to prepare registration applications to maintain access to the Indian market.
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