“The ‘ICMR- DHR policy on biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship for medical professionals, scientists and technologists at medical, dental ,para-medical institutes and colleges will ensure multi-disciplinary collaboration, promote start-up culture and develop an innovation led ecosystem at Medical Institutes across the country by promoting Make-in India, Start-Up-India and Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives,” Dr Mandaviya mentioned.
Acknowledging analysis and innovation as main pillars that propel any nation in direction of development and growth in a aggressive international canvas, he mentioned, “It is time that India also demonstrates its strength and mettle through research, entrepreneurship and innovative initiatives in the health sector, including medical devices. I am very hopeful that this policy of DHR-ICMR unveiled today will motivate, incentivise and give a fillip to all the stakeholders.
The Union Minister stated that “Our medical workforce consisting of doctors, paramedical staff, technicians have a wealth of knowledge based on their experience of working with fundamental problems at the cutting edge level. They also have ideas for innovations. Till now, these could not get a policy framework and platform for further growth. This policy will connect the industry, technical institutions and promote commercial translation of these ideas and innovations in the health sector. When our philosophy of Seva Bhaav is clubbed with medical expertise and entrepreneurship, I am confident that this will develop a vibrant ecosystem in India, which will not only benefit our citizens but the society and India as a whole.”
Participating within the launch Dr Bharti Pravin Pawar, Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare appreciated the initiative and congratulated DHR and ICMR for bringing out this essential coverage doc and said, “I strongly believe that this policy will create innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at medical colleges and institutes and will create a pipeline of healthcare innovations including medical device and diagnostic products in India. Wider dissemination and implementation of this policy will catalyse biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship in the country.” She added that docs and medical professionals are ideally positioned to be on the forefront of innovation and analysis.