Healthcare Coronavirus outbreak: Drug price regulator calls for close watch on API availability Updated : February 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST NPPA Chairman Shubhra Singh asked the state officials to keep a close tab on the situation in order to prevent hoarding of such items. The NPPA chief also asked the officials to ensure compliance of provisions under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), 2013. India heavily depends on China for import of key APIs and key starting materials (KSMs). Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.