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Dr. Shirish (M.S.) Hiremath

Director, Cath Lab, Ruby Hall, Pune

Director, Cath Lab, Ruby Hall, Pune

CSI President Elect

Chairman, Scientific Committee


Price Cap On Medical Devices Will Stunt Innovation And Harm Patients

I agree that patients should be of central concern, but we need to ensure that the policies we deploy aren’t counterproductive to their interests. Capping, I feel, will only lead to a massive restriction in the availability of choices of devices. Patients and doctors will begin basing their choice on what is available in the market, and not on what is desired for quality treatment. And that is not a healthy scenario, neither for medicine, not for patients.
02/09/2016 11:30 AM IST