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Healthcare index jumps 1.6 pct

May 12, 2010

It was a good day of trade for investors in healthcare counters. The index for healthcare stocks gained 1.6 percent and ended as top sectoral gainer.

Opto Cicuits gained 3.2 percent and topped the index, followed by Cadila which rose 2.5 percent.

Cadila Healthcare said it had received approval from the Drug Controller General of India to market its H1N1 vaccine in the country.

Shares in Bilcare, Orchid Chemicals, Apollo Hospitals and Fortis Healthcare ended down over 1 percent.

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