India’s drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

India’s drug prices regulator calls for better oversight of private hospitals

India’s drug pricing authority called for better regulation of the country’s massive private healthcare industry on Friday to ensure government efforts to cut prices benefit patients. To cut the cost of procedures such as angioplasty and knee surgery, India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has dramatically reduced prices of knee implants and cardiac stents in recent months. The move has been hailed as a major effort by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make healthcare affordable, but it has been met with stiff resistance from healthcare providers. Several hospitals across…

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Ahmedabad hospitals need to be cured?

Ahmedabad hospitals need to be cured?

Ahmedabad hospitals need to be cured? While city hospitals are flooded with cases of dengue and malaria, the premises of the same are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. On Saturday, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) issued notices to seven hospitals in the city for prevalence of mosquito breeding sites on their premises. Fines to the tune of Rs 3,000 was also collected from these hospitals. “Prevalence of mosquito breeding sites at hospitals is a serious issue, as patients with all kinds of illnesses visit the premises, or are admitted there. Their immunity…

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Central government hospitals to reserve beds for dengue, chikungunya

Central government hospitals to reserve beds for dengue, chikungunya

The central government has agreed to reserve 10 per cent of the beds in its hospitals for treatment of dengue and chikungunya patients, according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Jain’s remarks came after meeting Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda at his office here on Friday. “We had requested Mr Nadda to reserve at least 10 per cent beds (1,000 beds) in the central government-run hospitals, like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, etc., for treatment of dengue and chikungunya cases, to which…

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Central government hospitals to reserve beds for dengue, chikungunya

Central government hospitals to reserve beds for dengue, chikungunya

The central government has agreed to reserve 10 per cent of the beds in its hospitals for treatment of dengue and chikungunya patients, according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Jain’s remarks came after meeting Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda at his office here on Friday. “We had requested Mr Nadda to reserve at least 10 per cent beds (1,000 beds) in the central government-run hospitals, like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, etc., for treatment of dengue and chikungunya cases, to which…

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