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Table 4 Median price ratios (MPRs) of surveyed antibiotics in various public sector procurement agencies in Delhi

From: Access to antibiotics in New Delhi, India: implications for antibiotic policy

Antibiotic no. Medicine name Delhi state EML 2007 Median MPR Procurement agencies
1 Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid 500 mg + 125 mg cap/tab No 0.91 MCD, CG1,CG2
2 Amoxicillin 500 mg cap/tab Yes 1.22 MCD, CG2,CPA
3 Amoxicillin 250 mg cap/tab Yes 1.11 MCD, CG1,CG2, CPA
4 Amoxicillin suspension 25 mg/ml Yes 1.04 MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
5 Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid Syrup 200 mg + 28.5 mg/5 ml No * MSO,MCD
6 Ampicillin Suspension 125 mg/5 ml Yes 0.97 CPA
7 Azithromycin 500 mg cap/tab No 0.53 MCD,CG2
8 Benzathine Penicillin Powder 2.4MU/vial Yes 0.48 CG1
9 Cefixime 200 mg cap/tab No 0.54 MCD
10 Ceftriaxone injection 1 g/vial Yes 0.50 MSO, MCD, CG1,CG2, CPA
11 Cefuroxime axetil 250 mg cap/tab Yes 0.64 MSO,MCD, CPA
12 Cefuroxime Suspension 125 mg/5 ml Yes 0.43 CPA
13 Cephalexin 500 mg cap/tab Yes 0.83 MCD,CG1,CPA
14 Cephalexin Syrup 250 mg/5 ml Yes 0.68 MSO,CG2,CPA
15 Ciprofloxacin 500 mg cap/tab Yes 0.88 MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
16 Co-trimoxazole suspension 8 + 40 mg/ml Yes 0.76 MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
17 Doxycycline 100 mg cap/tab Yes 1.11 MCD,CG2,CPA
18 Erythromycin powder for suspension 125 mg/5 ml Yes 0.67 CG1,CG2,CPA
19 Erythromycin Stearate 250 mg cap/tab Yes 1.03 MSO,MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
20 Gentamicin eye drops 0.3% Yes 0.44 MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
21 Gentamicin injection 40 mg/ml Yes 0.77 MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
22 Norfloxacin 400 mg cap/tab Yes 0.75 MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
23 Ofloxacin 200 mg cap/tab Yes 0.59 MSO,MCD,CG1,CG2,CPA
24 Roxithromycin 50 mg cap/tab Yes * MSO,MCD,CPA
  1. MSO Medical store organization, the procurement agency for central government hospitals, MCD Municipal corporation of Delhi, CG1 decentralized procurement done by two tertiary care hospitals of central government, CG2 decentralized procurement done by single tertiary care hospital of central government, CPA the procurement agency for Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  2. * MSH price is not available therefore MRP can not be calculated.