HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014
We need an agency to monitor drug prices
Abhinav Kumar
New Delhi, August 11, 2009
First Published: 23:54 IST(11/8/2009)
Last Updated: 23:55 IST(11/8/2009)

Thanks for publishing such a wonderful article on Dr Shetty. He is right in saying that private hospitals and the government itself do not want such a model to spread across India. The private hospitals in are focusing on providing healthcare to foreigners and the rich, while people are dying in the lakhs for lack of healthcare.

I think we could even go a step further and control the cost of drugs to begin with, to dramatically augment healthcare across the country. We need a TRAI-like agency to keep a check on rising pharmaceutical rates.

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