Supporting the government's public health efforts is one of the obligations of e-diagnostics platforms in India, as per a self-regulatory code released by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) last week. These are platforms that offer the collection, transportation, and testing of patient samples, as well as other services. FICCI comprises members spanning the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and health tech sectors, including Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and Practo. Members may voluntarily comply with the code, FICCI stated. Under India's health digitisation project - the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) - medical laboratories will be classified as healthcare facilities in the proposed Health Facility Registry. The Unified Health Interface, another component of the ABDM to offer teleconsultations, will also see the involvement of e-diagnostic platforms and health tech apps. Who does the code apply to? FICCI defines 'e-diagnostics platforms' as those that…
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