West Bengal: Cancer med monitoring, cost cap under Swasthya Sathi – ET HealthWorld

KOLKATA: The state health department has decided to regulate the cost and administration of high-end chemotherapy medicines given to cancer patients being treated under the Swasthya Sathi scheme at private hospitals. Senior state health department officials discussed several “anomalies and irregularities” at a meeting on Monday with representatives of private hospitals. “We have come across cases where expensive drugs have been prescribed to Swasthya Sathi patients. This enhances the cost of treatment and uses up the Swasthya Sathi fund without prolonging a patient’s life or adding to a patient’s quality…

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