The Mumbai Port Trust , in a gesture has allotted 156 dormitory blocks to the Tata Memorial Centre for the children suffering from cancer. These children will be treated free of charge here, as per media reports.
The project undertaken by the Mumbai Port Trust was part of its Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) which was initiated in 2015. The move will surely help those children suffering from cancer, who come to Mumbai along with their parents from across the country, some media reports have said.
Earlier this month, in a major relief for cancer patients across the country, drug pricing regulator NPPA had slashed price of cancer medicines by close to 86 percent since March last year. In a tweet, he National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had also said that there has been “a significant price reduction in cancer drug prices since March 2016”.
The price of drugs like Iressa of AstraZeneca Pharma India was brought down from Rs 29,259 to Rs 3,977and Dr Reddy’s laboratories’ Grafeel – of which price was lashed by 41 percent, it said. As per the NPPA, the drop in the price range of 86 per cent to 13 per cent, NPPA said.
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Oher cancer medicines whose prices were reduced are Natco Pharma and Emcure pharmaceuticals among others, it added.
There was also a reduction in the diabetes segment as well, the regulator had said. “Significant price reduction in some major diabetic drugs since March, 2016,” It had added.
(With inputs from PTI)