Gurugram-based Carna Medical Database Pvt Ltd, a joint venture of two Japanese companies, is all set to revolutionise the way India manages its supply chain of medical consumables and disposals.
The company has launched first-of-its kind in India ‘Medical Product Catalogue’ to standardise medical product data. The Catalogue serves as the stepping stone in establishing Carna in the Indian medical industry as it contains around 26000 consumables and disposables product data from medical manufacturers all over India. India’s healthcare sector is witnessing a double digit growth. But the supply chain is still in its primitive stage. In view of huge potential that exists in India and a success in Japan, two Japanese giants Konoike Transport and Medius Holdings decided to invest in India where healthcare infrastructure has been a top priority. With initial capital investment of INR 200 million, Konoike and Medius established a joint venture in India Carna Medical Database Pvt Ltd to implement Japanese technology and a real time-tested expertise to create and distribute a medical consumable database and establishing a logistic network to smoothen Indian medical healthcare supply chain management system. Konoike Transport Co. Ltd, listed in first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange last March is a total logistic provider for more than 130 years.
With strong positioning in medical-related services as one of the next gen core business areas, the company provides total solution service. Konoike has majority share (70%) in Carna. Medius Holdings is one of the largest medical equipment distributors in Japan. It provides safe and efficient medical services by utilising its unique logistic system and medical equipment database.
Over the past 20 years, digitization and IT has witnessed a rapid growth in Japan, and electronic medical records and in hospital management systems are widespread across hospitals. Konoike and Medius capitalized the growth of digitisation and IT for healthcare sector. Now they are all set to revolutionize the way India look at its supply chain management of medical consumables and disposals.
After two years of tedious work, Carna comes out with ‘Medical Product Catalogue’. Containing detailed information about medical consumables, disposables, and implants, the Catalogue serves as a solution to streamline the supply chain management process and offers a wide variety of equipment to choose from.