Experts working on the NLEM list have removed 16 odd drugs from the list.
Kaam Ki Baat: The Central Government has cut the prices of 39 commonly used medicines by amending the ‘National List of Essential Medicines’ (NLEM). The prices of anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, antiviral, antibacterial, antiretroviral, anti-TB drugs and other drugs used in the treatment of Kovid were also reduced.Also Read – Corona Vaccine Guideline: How to know whether the corona vaccine you took is real or fake, identify it like this
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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been working for a long time to increase the price control of medicines. Also Read – 7th Pay Commission: So is the dearness allowance of central employees going to increase again? Know how much DA you will get now
Commonly used drugs, which were brought under the price cap include teneligliptin, sugar drug, popular anti-TB drugs, ivermectin used in the treatment of covid, rotavirus vaccine, among others.
The government had started an exercise for revision of NLEM, which was notified in 2015 and implemented in 2016.
The Standing National Committee on Medicines was entrusted with the task of preparing a list of which medicines should be available in sufficient numbers and in certain quantities.
Explain that the committee headed by Balram Bhargava, Secretary in the Department of Health Research and Director General of ICMR, sends the list to a second committee consisting of senior officials of NITI Aayog, Health Secretary and Secretary of Pharmaceutical Department. Which decides which are the drugs which are to be kept under the price range.
(input from agency)