Mumbai - Happy news for all those cardiac patients across India, the government has announced that the prices of coronary stents to be slashed by 85%. The maximum retail price is capped at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 for drug-eluting variety. A stent is a tube made of either metal or plastic that gets inserted into the lumen of an anatomic vessel or duct to keep the passageway open. Patients need not dilly-dally now for angioplasty.
Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) investigated various city hospitals on Friday. For availability of stent contact on helpline number - 1800222365. You can also contact Vinita Thomas, Joint Commissioner (FDA) on 022-26592363-65, 022-26590686.