Among the components of the S&P BSE Healthcare index, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd (up 5.62%), Suven Life Sciences Ltd (up 4.02%),Cipla Ltd (up 3.73%),Indoco Remedies Ltd (up 3.14%),Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd (up 2.73%), were the top gainers. Among the other gainers were Cadila Healthcare Ltd (up 2.61%), Fermenta Biotech Ltd (up 2.23%), Dr Lal Pathlabs Ltd (up 2.11%), Sequent Scientific Ltd (up 2.03%), and Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd (up 1.85%).
On the other hand, Panacea Biotec Ltd (down 4.9%), Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd (down 3.58%), and Marksans Pharma Ltd (down 2.78%) moved lower.
At 09:49 IST, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 214.47 or 0.44% at 48329.59.
The Nifty 50 index was down 45.55 points or 0.31% at 14459.25.
The S&P BSE Small-Cap index was down 104.31 points or 0.5% at 20701.17.
The S&P BSE 150 Midcap Index index was down 25.93 points or 0.38% at 6776.42.
On BSE,843 shares were trading in green, 1344 were trading in red and 94 were unchanged.