4 Medical Devices Parks in Kerala, Telangana, TN & Andhra 'approved' by Pharma Dept: Health Min

New Delhi: The Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, stated in Parliament today that the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has a sub-scheme viz. Assistance to Medical Device Industry for Common Facility Center under the umbrella scheme for Development of Pharmaceuticals Industry.

Under this sub-scheme, financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 25 Crore or 70% of the project cost, whichever is less may be provided for creation of common facilities under any Medical Device Park promoted by State Governments and State Corporations.

Department of Pharmaceuticals has received four proposals under this sub-scheme from:

(i) Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone Ltd. (AMTZ), Andhra Pradesh,

(ii) Telangana Medical Device Park, Telangana,

(iii) Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), Kerala, and,

(iv) HLL, Medipark Ltd (HML), Tamil Nadu.

Department of Pharmaceuticals has given ‘in-principle’ approval to all the said proposals.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Ashwini Kumar Choubey, stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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