Recently, it is learned from Nanning Medical Security Bureau that the centralized volume-based procurement of “Hundred-yuan Heart Stent” organized by the State has been officially launched in Nanning. The relevant Nanning medical security department has organized some medical institutions across the city to initiate the procurement of coronary stents. The centralized volume-based procurement cycle of coronary stent this time is 2 years.
It is learned that in this centralized volume-based procurement, all of the ten varieties selected from ten products of eight companies (including seven products from domestic enterprises and three products from foreign-funded enterprises) are common clinically used mainstream products, with their average prices dropping from 13,000 yuan to about 700 yuan, down by more than 90%. This initiative has benefited three parties including hospitals, medical insurance and patients, and thus has been highly praised by clinical medical staff in various medical institutions and relevant patients, with rather strong response. In the future, the relevant Nanning medical insurance department will continue to fully implement the centralized volume-based procurement of drugs (consumables) organized by the State and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and continue to expand the scope of such centralized procurement.