Updated on 25 January 2013
Medtronic has pioneered advances in medical technology that are being used to treat cardiovascular diseases, spinal trauma and degeneration, diabetes and neurological conditions. Our innovative products such as the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System and the External Loop Recorder are helping physicians in diagnosing diabetes and cardiac arrhythmia in an effective and timely manner.
In India, Medtronic has set up therapy and procedure training centers (TPTC) in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to train physicians in the latest technology available for treatment in their respective fields. To make the practitioners comfortable with the latest techniques and devices, the training centers collectively aim to train over 5,000 doctors every year. This is one of the ways in which Medtronic is contributing towards increasing patients' access to available therapies, improving clinical outcomes and optimizing costs to the different stakeholders, including patients, hospitals, physicians and the insurance companies.
In keeping with the needs of the market, Medtronic has designed the ‘Healthy Heart for All' (HHFA) program that seeks to make cardiac therapy accessible and affordable to the large number of people who need it. HHFA aims to increase awareness and diagnosis of heart diseases by providing high quality, affordable cardiac diagnosis and treatment to underprivileged patients. The HHFA program, tailored to each patient's unique situation, significantly improves the affordability of implantable heart devices that the individual needs.
By working directly with the patients, it tries to sensitize them to cardiac disease symptoms right in the initial stage. After the first implant in September 2010, the program has steadily expanded to 50 hospitals across India. Under the easy financing options for heart devices implants, HHFA offers payment through easy installments starting from as little as Rs. 600 per month.
Where are the technologies, which are being offered by Medtronic in India, made? Does the company have a manufacturing or R&D center in India?
In India, Medtronic is committed to providing better healthcare with greater economic value through innovative solutions that help advance patient care. The products that we offer our patients, anywhere in the world, are manufactured at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located across the globe in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.