New Delhi: The Medical Technology Association of India (MTAI) has said that states should refrain from interference to control the prices of medical devices and other products. MTAI said that only the National Pharmaceutical Price Regulator should take a decision in this regard. MTAI is an organization representing research based medical technology companies.
MTAI Chairman and Director General Pawan Choudhary said in a statement that orders by various states to control the prices of essential items like PPE kits and N95 masks by various states may lead to supply constraints. Choudhary said, “We are at a critical juncture in the fight against the pandemic. The government and the industry are working together to come out of this situation. Taking any decision without discussion with the industry at such a time will lead to confusion.” ''
He said Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have fixed prices at different times. Any of its products are at risk of being sold at different prices in the country.