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29 medical device firms found violating norms

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (CDSCO) has decided to issue show cause notices to the 29 units, which were found to be violating the norms of selling and

"We will go as per the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules 2018. We are in the process of issuing show cause notices to these 29 firms. We are working upon details of the firms," Dr. S. Eswara Reddy, of (DCGI), CDSCO, told IANS.

The CDSCO conducted raids at 45 medical plants in four states -- Delhi, Maharashtra, and -- on March 11, and found 29 firms and five traders manufacturing or selling orthopaedic implants without licence or approval.

In Delhi, raids were conducted on 25 firms. Searches were carried out in eight facilities in Six firms each in and were also raided.

According to the CDSCO, the units were found to be manufacturing devices in 'dirty and filthy conditions' with underrated raw materials and lack of and testing facilities.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 21:54 IST