News Pharma Industry

Zero quality tests, incorrect readings yet China-made pulse oximeters are flooding the Indian market


Concept by Sandhya Sharma and Muhabit ul haq

Synopsis

Absence of quality checks and low import duties has enabled Chinese brands to “over-dump” low-cost erroneous oximeters and sell them for exorbitant prices in India amid the second wave. Centre stepped in to cap the pricing but domestic manufacturers allege that the formula to ascertain the MRP favours importers. Among all this, where does India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat policy stand?

As India sits poised and hopes to avoid the onset of a third wave of Covid-19, a flood of Chinese non-medical grade pulse oximeters is ready to swamp the Indian market – most of which are available under multiple brand names, are available at pretty affordable prices, and going by fresh observations returning incorrect readings. Experts say that nearly 90% of the pulse oximeters that are sold in India are Chinese, most of which entered the

  • GIFT ARTICLE
  • FONT SIZE
  • SAVE
  • PRINT
  • COMMENT

Sign in to read the full article

You’ve got this Prime Story as a Free Gift

Already a Member?

FREEDOM OFFER

Get Flat 25% Off

ON ET PRIME MEMBERSHIP

Get Offer

Why ?

  • Exclusive Economic Times Stories, Editorials & Expert opinion across 20+ sectors

  • Stock analysis. Market Research. Industry Trends on 4000+ Stocks

  • Clean experience with
    Minimal Ads

  • Comment & Engage with ET Prime community

  • Exclusive invites to Virtual Events with Industry Leaders

  • A trusted team of Journalists & Analysts who can best filter signal from noise



Source link