Private hospitals should only prescribe from the list of 376 drugs on the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), and not charge a premium of more than 15% over market rates on diagnostic tests they conduct, according to the nine-member committee set up by the Delhi government to formulate norms for the profit margins of private hospitals. The committee, headed by Delhi’s director general of health services, was formed in December after reports of medical negligence at Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh…