Chennai, April 15: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Monday launched India’s first medical devices calibration facility on wheels. Calibration is key for life-saving medical devices as it will help check the accuracy of medical instruments for precise disease diagnosis, which will lead to improved treatments. Irrespective of geographical locations across the country, the new mobile facility will ensure quality healthcare. This will also help test and maintain medical devices that are used in a wide range of hospitals including those in remote villages. TRAI Recommendations on ‘Regulatory Sandbox’ To Help Startups Develop India-Made Products Says Broadband India Forum.

“Proper diagnosis and treatment are extremely important and for that, the medical devices need to be calibrated accurately and frequently,” said Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras. The initiative boosts the United National Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3), which calls for health and well-being for all.

IIT Madras - Medical Devices Calibration Facility On Wheels

The infrastructure in the mobile unit includes state-of-the-art equipment that will test the safety of medical devices as per international standards. Adani's Ambuja Cements Acquires My Home Group’s 1.5 Million Tonnes Per Annum Cement Grinding Unit in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, for Rs 413.75 Crore.

“With the escalating cost for calibration, this effort not only reduces the cost of calibration but also the transportation cost and time required. This is a progressive step towards affordable, scalable, quality health care for all,” Prof. Kamakoti said.

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