Birender, man who lives in hearts of cardiac patients
New Delhi: PM Modi recently announced about slashing of Stent prices, a device used to treat weekend or narrowed arteries in the heart. Prices almost slashed from 45000 to 8000, thus giving a huge relief to cardiac patients in the country.
But the credit goes to a brave fight by a lawyer named Birender Sangwan who filed a petition in Delhi Court in 2014 against the price regulation of this life saving device.
In 2014, Sangawana��s friend brother received a massive heart attack and was charged 1, 26,000rs. When Sangwan checked for MRP on the device box, he could not find out the price fixed by Government. After a thorough check with other doctors he came to a conclusion that there is no fixed price and hospitals had a free hand in fixing the prices of stents.
He came to know that Stents were not included on National List of essential Medicines (NLEM), and came to a conclusion that it as a scam with no ethics followed.
After a series of PIL filed by Sangwan in HC, Court directed Government to look into this cap price of stent.A� Congress and BJP tried to politicize this issue but purely credit goes to this brave lawyer whose next target is on Orthopaedic implant devices with extent priced tags.