Minister for Industries and Production, Makhdoom Syed Murtaza Mahmood on Thursday assured full support of the government to address all challenges faced by the surgical instruments’ manufacturing industry of the country.
He stated this during his visit to the Surgical Instruments Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (SIMAP), Sialkot, said a press release issued here. He advised to take on board all the relevant organizations which include Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) and more for an early resolution of medical device regulations (MDR) which will come in force in 2024 and may seriously affect the exports of this sector if compliance is not achieved by the industry. He assured to seek possibilities at the government level to negotiate with other international certification bodies for providing MDR solutions to the industry.
He advised the industry to identify two to three medical devices for reverse engineering and local manufacturing with the support of Ministry of Industry attached department. The minister also directed to review the existing rules and regulations of Export Processing Zones Authority(EPZA) and other Special Economic Zones (SEZs) for making them more industry-friendly to increase ease of doing business in the country. He stressed that all the provincial and federal organization and departments need to collaborate to...
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