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CDSCO asks PPE manufacturers to register voluntarily on its med device portal

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To compile data about Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) coveralls and monitor the quality of PPE kits in the country, the DCGI has asked manufacturers for voluntarily get registered on the CDSCO medical device online portal – cdscomdonline.gov.in. The registration will secure the manufacturers a registration number from the CDSCO, which will, reportedly, also be a quality management system benchmark.

A senior official from the CDSCO office informed that for the PPE Kit, fabric plays a major role, as it prevents the entry of the virus into the human body. Therefore, it is very important to monitor the quality of materials used in the manufacturing process of PPE coveralls. He also informed that though there are authorised laboratories for testing and accreditation of PPE kits, there are many unauthorised players who are involved in manufacturing them. This voluntary registration will help in recognising genuine PPE manufacturers of the country.

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