Kerala plans to control medicine prices

August 16th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced that a mechanism would be in place soon to control prices of basic medicines in the state.

Speaking to reporters here, Chandy said pharmaceutical companies would not be allowed to have a free run in fixing prices of medicines.

“There have been instances where the same medicine was being sold at different prices. This will not happen from now. We have called a meeting here of all pharmaceutical companies on Sep 4 to discuss this,” said Chandy.

He said that the government would also meet doctors’ organisations to find a solution.

Chandy said the state-owned Kerala Medical Services Corp Ltd. would be the nodal agency for fixing medicine prices.

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