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Rahul Gandhi’s allegations on drug prices baseless:BJP

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BJP on Friday rejected Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi‘s allegations that Narendra Modi government allowed prices of cancer and other drugs to shoot up.

BJP National Spokesperson, Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi in a statement has contradicted Rahul Gandhi’s statement . He said that Rahul Gandhi on drug prices is not factual, it is false & also insensitive because when in a rally he says in front of women that your son & daughter will die from cancer it is hurting & shows insensitivities of Congress Vice President.

“This is again a False propaganda from the opposition, which is again exposed. Seeing no signs of revival, opposition is now playing politics in the name of poor & the diseased,” Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi said.

The BJP spokesperson said that Congress will never give an account of what did they do for healthcare in the last 10 years, but in election time, they are baselessly spreading canards in the name of the medicine prices. The party which did not spare specially abled people from its corruption are now blaming us.

“We can never think of increasing prices of medicines that cure diseases? We consider Congress as a disease itself.
Infact, total number of scheduled drugs whose prices have been fixed, has increased from 440 in May 2014 to 489 as on date,” Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi said.

Trivedi said that there have been false allegations regarding the prices of specific drugs such as Glivec (generic name Imatinib), which is anti-cancer drug, Cardace ( generic name Remipril), and Plavix(generic name Clopidogrel), which are drugs used in the treatment of cardio vascular diseases, have gone up manifold on account of the withdrawal of the internal guidelines issued earlier by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under Drug (Price Control) Order, 2013.

These allegations are factually incorrect & far from the truth because the price notifications of anti diabetic & cardio vascular therapies issued by NPPA on 10.7.2014 have not been withdrawn.

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