The Paradox : Poor Men Heart Stents Gets Costlier!!! by new rule : Open letter to PM

Background: – Coronary stents price was reduced last month. This has led to changes in the market. Stents which were available at the lesser price used for poor patients have become expensive and off course expensive stents have become cheaper.
This is the letter I have sent to Prime minister of India. Waiting for their response.

To
Mr Narendra Modiji
Honourable Prime minister of INDIA

Respected Sir.

I am a cardiologist in Hubli (Karnataka). I want to thank you for reducing the price of coronary stents. but I want to bring to your kind notice the … Read the rest

Consequences of cardiac stent price reductions- patient perspective

As a cardiologist, I am very happy that stent prices have been reduced.
With price reduction, I should be able to treat more patients. But, in reality, this is becoming counter-productive.
For the poor patients, stents will become more expensive and for affording patients newer stents will not be available in Indian market. Only the party which will get benefit by this new rule are medical insurance companies.
On the surface, this article appears insane please read this article completely to know ground reality.

In recent times, cardiology is in news for coronary stents price. We are seeing numerous articles in the newspaper and social media. Even we are seeing posters on roads stating 85% reduction in stent prices by our political party leaders. … Read the rest