In a significant decision by the Union Government, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) exercising extraordinary powers in public interest, has capped the Trade Margin vide notification dated 13th July 2021 for five Medical Devices.
- Pulse Oximeter,
- Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine,
- Digital Thermometer, and
The margin was capped up to 70% on Price to Distributor (PTD) level. Pursuant there to, a total of 684 products/brands of these medical devices have been reported as on 23rd July 2021 and 620 products/brands (91%) have reported downward revision of MRP.
The maximum downward revision has been reported by imported brand of Pulse Oximeter, showing reduction of Rs. 2,95,375 per unit.
The revised MRP effective from 20th July 2021 on all the brands and specifications has been shared with the State Drug Controllers for strict monitoring and enforcement. The relevant instructions are available on NPPA’s website (www.nppa.gov.in). In order to monitor availability, the manufacturers / importers of these medical devices have been directed to submit quarterly stock details.