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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2500
ANSWERED ON:  02.01.2018
Knee Implants
CH. MALLA REDDY
Will the Minister of



CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:-




Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has fixed ceiling prices of Knee Implants to prevent unethical profiteering and ensure affordable and quality healthcare for all; and

(b) if so, the details thereof?



ANSWER


MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS; MINISTRY OF SHIPPING AND MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS (SHRI MANSUKH L. MANDAVIYA)

(a) & (b): The Government has notified the ceiling prices of Knee Implants system on 16.08.2017 as a step to prevent unethical profiteering and to ensure affordable and quality healthcare for all. The notified ceiling prices are effective from August 16, 2017, the date of its publication in Government Gazette. The Government, while fixing the ceiling prices, has kept interest of all the stakeholders in mind and prices have been fixed accordingly, which are as follows:

Type of Knee Implant Average
MRP
Earlier
(Rupees) Average
Price
Reduction New Ceiling
Price and MRP*
(Rupees)
Cobalt Chromium (most widely used) 1,58,324 65% 54,720
Special Metal like Titanium & Oxidized Zirconium 2,49,251 69% 76,600
High Flexibility Implant 1,81,728 69% 56,490
Revision Implants 2,76,869 59% 1,13,950


*Companies will print the MRP by adding GST on these ceiling prices

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