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Issue detailed bills to patients mentioning cost of stents: Minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) has directed hospitals to issue detailed bills to the patients, specifically and separately mentioning the cost of the coronary stents, along with the brand name of the manufacturer and importer, batch number and other details, said Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday.

In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Mandaviya also said that non-compliance thereof will be treated as deliberate distortion of evidence along with charges of overpricing inviting prosecution under the Essential Commodities Act.

"Through NPPA, is closely monitoring the situation and has alerted the State Governments and State Drugs Controllers to monitor the availability of stents. Industry has also been apprised that all manufactures and importers are under legal obligation to maintain smooth production and supply of coronary stents of all brands which were available in the country before price cap," said Mandaviya.



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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 22:18 IST