Union government moves to regulate price of medical devices
Considering controlling/reducing the prices of stents, catheters and implants, minister informs Lok Sabha
Treated, but partly
The Indian government has heavily slashed the prices of coronary stents. Will patients with heart conditions benefit from it?
Dual drug delivery system may make heart stents safer
A group of Indian researchers has developed a dual drug delivery therapy to minimise such stent-related complications
NPPA puts price cap on cardiac stents; says hospitals overcharge
The average cost of drug eluting stent for domestic companies is around Rs 8,000 but it is sold to patients for Rs 24,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh
Regulate stent prices to prevent exploitation of patients: health campaigners
While the government fixes the prices of stents, it must also take urgent action to investigate corrupt practices and overcharging
Promises alone cannot improve people’s health; government should know that
Now, government has promised ‘world’s largest health scheme’ whose implementation is not possible, at least in 2018.