The foundation stone for India’s first exclusive medical device manufacturing park – Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone – was laid today at Nadupur village of Pedda Gantyada Mandal in Vishakhapatnam by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Ministers Shri Venkaih Naidu, Shri Ananth Kumar, Andhra Health Minister Shri Kameini Srinivas, WHO Representative Mr Henk Benkedam, representatives of Indian medical device industry including Shri Rajiv Nath and a galaxy of other notable personalities.
AMTZ, the 270-acre exclusive manufacturing zone is the result of MoU signed between the state government and AiMeD nine months back with a view to promote manufacturing of hi-tech and high-end medical devices within the country with a view to encourage domestic manufacturing, reduce India’s humungous import dependency in medical devices, generate quality employment and bring down overall healthcare cost for average citizen. The exclusive tech zone will have the state-of-the-art and the best global facilities for R&D, manufacturing, testing, export & regulatory facilitations and logistics.
“We will reduce the cost of healthcare with local production of Medical Devices , We will create common infrastructure for you – the local Industry of world class and assure you of all clearances within 15 days,” said Chandarababu Naidu.
“The launch of AMTZ is the dawn of a new era in the history of Medical Devices and Electronic industry in India. We at AiMeD are extremely happy that our efforts have fructified into this momentous occasion. We profusely thank Chandrababu Naidu and Central Government for sharing our vision and wishing India to be among the top 5 medical device manufacturing hubs of the world. We at AiMeD applaud Mr Naidu’s leadership and his teams for taking steps to turn this into a reality within 9 months of our initial discussions with him last November,” said Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator, AiMeD.