Public health

Out of control

Print edition : March 30, 2018

Bhupendra Singh, until recently the NPPA Chairman. Photo: V. Sudershan

A bare metal stent, one of the most widely used stents in India. Photo: The Hindu

The NPPA had revealed, in August 2017, its analysis of prices of knee implant components, which showed massive margins. Photo: Monstar Studio/Shutterstock

The exit of the NPPA Chairman, who made sincere efforts to check overcharging by private hospitals, does not inspire confidence that the government is interested in addressing the anomalies in the costs of health care.
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