Pricing of Critical Health Devices for Consumer

We are in receipt of member posts and comments regarding the pricing of critical medical or health devices like heart stents.

We seek your inputs on the various issues faced by you in regards to pricing of various critical health devices. Since the customer in most cases has to purchase them from the facility rendering the treatment, we would like to understand the prevailing practices from you.

We look forward to your inputs! more  

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This information is correct. You should also mention the effective date of implementation. so that there won't be any confusion. more  
GReat move! Next Doctor's fees should be regulated ASAP. Corporate hospitals must cap the load and target demands on their doctors. more  
This is a very important subject. Please take it up. more  
This is happening due to the deliberate inaction by the government departments which does anything other than help the consumer. 1. Information: The government can transparently put the import cost of medical devices on its website for imported goods and the excise information for local goods . This will help the customers know input costs. Provide certain guidelines or a code of conduct for the medical community. 2. Survey: Randomly collect billing information to ascertain the level of margin. 3. Prosecution: Need to provide more financial support & infrastructure to the Consumer Fora for speedier justice. The Department of Consumer Affairs should enhance the level of support to the Fora. more  
There should be the policy like LIFE INSURANCE for HEALTH. Its the Responsibility of Govt. to make Circumstances healthy i.e. Bacteria free Environment, fresh Air and Good quality and quantity of enough Water for the people. It should be a plan of minimum premium for say 50 to 55 years covering for good health. more  
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