HMD granted the ‘India Design Mark’ by India Design Council

The company got the coveted recognition after having successfully completed the evaluation by the jury for its recently introduced Safety Cathy IV Cannula used for drug delivery

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New Delhi: One of the largest manufacturer of SMART (auto-disable) syringes, the Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices Limited (HMD) has been granted the most significant distinction ‘India Design Mark’ by India Design Council, an autonomous body under Ministry of Commerce and Industry government of India. The recognition is for its Cathy Safety IV Cannula used for drug delivery after having successfully completed the evaluation by the Jury. The award ceremony was held in Coimbatore on 2nd March 2018.

The India Design Mark is a design standard, which symbolizes excellence in form, function, quality, safety, sustainability and innovation and communicates that the product is usable, durable, aesthetically appealing and socially responsible.

HMD has won the coveted India Design Mark for its recently introduced product “Cathy Safety IV Cannula”. The Safety IV Cannula used for giving an infusion of drugs has a protective device “Safety Sip Clip” which encapsulates the tip of the used needle when introducer needle is extracted from the Catheter; Post Cannulation. “Safety Sip Clip” prevents accidental needle stick injury, provided that general effective and safe working procedures and precautions are maintained during its use and disposal.

Expressing his gratitude, Mr Rajiv Nath, Joint Managing Director of Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices Ltd (HMD) said, “We are delighted to be honoured by the most significant recognition for our safety IV Cannulas assuring excellence in aspect of design, quality and safety. Our product samples were evaluated by the Jury of India Design Mark, the Jury was satisfied with the uniqueness and benefits of the Design of our product and the India Design Mark is awarded to HMD.”

The objectives of India design mark is to use the design a strategic element for business excellence and to promote design as a tool for innovation and economic competitiveness in the industry. It also promotes the concept of environment-friendly designs.

The award was announced by Mr Pradyumna Vyas, Member Secretary, India Design Council and eminent personalities associated with public and private healthcare, government establishments and healthcare consultancies.

“While this is a prestigious recognition for us at HMD to make the quest for the India Design Mark more popular the procurement officer in private and public healthcare need to give a preference to medical devices with the design to encourage the manufacturer to invest in quality and design”, said Nath.

Mr Rajiv Nath also stressed that government urgently needs to deploy “Safety IV Cannulas” to Limit HIV and Hepatitis epidemics in the country and to protect healthcare workers from accidental needle stick injuries while treating infected patients.

“We have been exporting millions of our Safety IV Cannula to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and other European Countries but are challenged by the discerning Indian Doctors who demand quality. The Design Mark should help us gain confidence and trust of those Doctors as we did for our Ribbon Packed DISPOVAN Syringes”, said Mr Pardeep Sareen, Chief of Marketing, at HMD.