New Delhi, May 22 -- The Central Drugs and Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) are in the process of revising and enhancing the benchmarks for the safety and performance of life-saving medical devices available in India.

This move comes as the Indian government recognises the need to keep pace with evolving technologies in the medical sciences sector, reported Mint.

Currently, there are approximately 1,500 standards governing different pharmaceutical products in the country.

However, the medical device landscape is more expansive, with around 6,000 different devices in use. The CDSCO has classified approximately 3,000 of these medical devices into various categories based on their intended u...