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Can we have testing strips at concessional rate?

vbala2000
vbala2000

Can we have a system of dispensing the testing strips at concessional rates for registered diabetic.like in Australia?The testing strips are costly and a deterrent for frequent monitoring,

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In the Prevention magazine of November or December 2012, I read that India (BITS Pilani) would come out with testing technology this year which costs only Rs.2 per test. Let us hope it comes out soon.

Please does anyone have any information on this important topic??? We will make enquiries here as well.

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vbala2000
vbala2000
in reply to Hidden

Thanks. In the event of Chinese manufacturers getting into this, I only hope the readings are consistent and correct and do not scare the patients further.

kukkoo
kukkoo
in reply to vbala2000

I hav been bying strips for accucheck active from local pharma market for rs. 775 for 50 strips which has an MRP of probably rs.1400. as the profit margins are very high, and diabetics are regular clients, if you negotiate well with them you can get a deal. I suggest you visit a few medicine/surgical shops that are clustered around govt. hospitals or some other old markets of most Indian towns and try negotiating.

wrongan
wrongan
in reply to kukkoo

Medplus chain of medicine shops give 10percent discount on all medicine including test strips for regular customers.

Try Healthkart.com

Dude_SR
Dude_SR
in reply to sweetgirl

Healthkart is no good either. I have been buying since long. Its a bit less costly. Not enough!

yes you will get the strips at healthkart.com at a concessional rate. today i have purchased 50 strips at Rs 862.00 and it is free delivery. You can compare with other sites over the internet. Sometimes some sites offer discounts.

Dude_SR
Dude_SR
in reply to bijumithu

MSRP/MRP depends on the brand of glucose meter you have.

MSRP: Maximum Suggested Retail Price

MRP: Max Retail Price.

Yes, you can purchase @ 10/- per strip if minimum order is of 50,s pack to surgicareshoppie@yahoo.com

Dude_SR
Dude_SR
in reply to BSRAO

Mr. Rao, please give price info for OneTouch Ultra 2 strips (50 strips). How do you deliver purchased goods?

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