India Emerging As Force To Reckon With In Medical Textiles
From being a non-producer of Covid Grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), India rose to become world’s second largest producer and exporter of PPEs and N-95 masks in a period of just six months during Covid times.
This was stated by Textiles Minister of State Darshana Jardosh at Meditex 2023, a conference on scope and opportunities in medical textiles held in Mumbai
Jardosh emphasised on focusing on innovation, increasing the commercialisation of new products and enhancing the access to advancement in new technology in the area of medical textiles.
“Further, high level of collaboration must be fostered among research organizations, academia, and industries towards better utilisation of advanced technology,” she added.
She highlighted that young minds and startups should be supported and strengthened in India, especially in the medical textiles segment, promoting Atma Nirbhar Bharat and the ‘Vocal for Local’ vision.
She highlighted that the Government has been consistently providing support with various initiatives like PLI Scheme for Textiles, PM MITRA Parks Scheme and National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM).
She urged various stakeholders to put forward their valuable inputs, which would pave way for creating a concrete roadmap for the future of medical textiles industry in India.