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Govt, private sector need to work in tandem for increasing healthcare affordability: Experts - Firstpost

Govt, private sector need to work in tandem for increasing healthcare affordability: Experts - Firstpost

  • Arun Mitra, the core committee member of the Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare, suggests that the government should take steps such as 'one drug, one price' formula, strengthening of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) and public sector units in the pharma sector.
  • These steps would help increase access to affordable medicines to all people, he said at a roundtable meeting on 'Cost of Life Saving Medicines - Is there a way out?', organised by startup Straight Drive.
  • Priti Nanda Sibal, Founder, AB Hospitals and Mediskool Health Services, said the government should involve all the stakeholders while taking decisions on price regulations for medicines.
  • Mukund Trivedy, Founder of Straight Drive said the government must increase spending on the healthcare sector and promoting research and development of medicines.


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