SC tells govt to no­tify new drug pol­icy in two weeks

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tues­day gave two weeks' time to the government to no­tify its pol­icy on the pric­ing of 348 es­sen­tial drugs. Fix­ing De­cem­ber 24 to hear the mat­ter fur­ther, the court ex­pressed an­guish at the slow pace at which the government was mov­ing to in­tro­duce the pol­icy. A bench headed by Jus­tice GS Singhvi told the government coun­sel: "It should be the pri­mary con­cern of the state to see that peo­ple get cheap drugs. Why is it that the court has to in­ter­vene in such mat­ters?"

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