New price of Stents comes into effect in Chhattisgarh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Mar 2017 11:34:06

Staff Reporter,


Mar 2,

Following the decision of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, Central Chemical and Fertilizer Ministry, Drug Department, Chhattisgarh government has fixed the price of bare-metal stent as Rs 7,260.

However, Drug-eluting stents such as metallic, DES and Bioresorbable vascular scaffold, Biodegradable stents will be available for sale for Rs 29,600, These rates are applicable on old stock also, said the state government officials on Thursday.
As per the Central Government decision, a piece of bare-metal stent will cost Rs 7,260 and drug-eluting stents will cost Rs 29,600 per piece.

A circular from the Mahanadi Bhawan has been issued to Medical Education Department, Ayush University, private medicals and colleges and Ayush university affiliated medical colleges of the state. The order carrying
new price of stents is applicable in case of medicals approved by other institutions in other states. Besides, the beneficiaries of state government’s various health schemes will be cover under it.

According to medial sources, a stent is a small mesh tube that’s used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to other parts of your body.