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CDSCO issues warning to cyber risks related to medical devices

CDSCO issues warning to cyber risks related to medical devices

India's top drug regulator Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) has issued warnings regarding medical devices related to cyber security risks / hazards. A few days ago, the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings about the risks of cyber security linked to some models of insulin pumps manufactured by American medical equipment supplier Medtronic.

Regulatory Suggestions

  • According to the warning issued by CDSCO, some models of medical equipment can be easily hacked by hackers.
  • CDSCO said that the model and software version of the insulin pump is affected by the cyber security risks / hazards, and those who look after patients and their carers must make sure for this.
  • To get better cyber security protection models, talk with your healthcare provider  to control the insulin pump and equipment from its, to share the serial  number with patients and talking about information, alarms or warning during any disturbances. .
  • The regulatory board believes that an unauthorized person can connect with wireless to a nearby insulin pump to change settings and control insulin delivery with the help of their technical skills and equipment.

Central Pharmaceutical Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)

  • The National Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the National Regulatory Authority (NRA) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under the Directorate General of Health Services.
  • Its headquarters is in New Delhi.
  • There are six zonal offices, four sub-zonal offices, thirteen port offices and seven laboratories across the country.
  • Its aim is to protect and promote public health in India.
  • Its major mission is to ensure the safety of public health by increasing safety, efficacy and quality of medicines, cosmetics and medical
Q.1 Name the national regualtory of India with the aim to protect and promote public health in India.

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