Hospitals can't charge margin on stents: Centre
Four days after capping the price of cardiac stents, much to the chagrin of manufacturers and distributors, the government on Saturday turned its attention to the role of hospitals in inflating angioplasty bills. Leaving no room for confusion, the government said hospitals can't charge any margin from manufacturers and retailers for stents.

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) sources told TOI that no margin was envisaged for hospitals in pricing of stents as hospitals are not retailers of the particular product."They need to earn income from (cardiac) procedures and compete with other hospitals on cost and quality of procedure, not medical devices used in the particular procedure," said the sources....
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