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RSS-affiliated body welcomes govt decision on prices of stents

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran (SJM) has welcomed the government's decision to keep intact the price cap on coronary stents, and demanded that prices of all categorised as drugs be regulated.

Prices of devices such as catheters, balloons and guidewires should be immediately regulated as the trade margins of these devices are extraordinarily high and they should be made affordable for the general public, SJM's co- convener said in a statement.

congratulated the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) and the government for the decision to keep intact the price cap on coronary stents.

There is a need to make all more affordable to the masses in tune with the government's repeated commitment in this direction, Mahajan said.

Earlier, had written to and requesting for a downward revision of prices of including stents.

Yesterday, the drug prices regulator marginally revised the ceiling prices of and drug eluting ones, while keeping the stents under price regulation regime.

A is a tube-shaped device placed in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. It keeps the arteries open in the

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:45 IST