NPPA: Patients save Rs 12,447 crore due to price fixation of essential medicines - (The Economic Times via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Patients in India have saved Rs 12,447 crore due to the fixation of prices of essential medicines by the Indian government, reported The Economic Times.

  • DV Sadananda Gowda, the minister for chemicals and fertilizers, said that out of the total savings, patients have saved Rs 2422 crore under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2011 from May 2013 to February 2016.

  • He added that a further savings of Rs 2644 crore was made under NLEM 2015 from March 2016 till date. 

  • Moreover, patients saved Rs 350 crore for cardiovascular and anti-diabetic medicines and saved Rs 984 crore for anti-cancer drugs, Gowda said.

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