Private hospitals in Kolkata have requested the government to think about reducing GST on COVID-19 test kits. However, he has welcomed the choice of the government to scale back the value of the COVID-19 test from Rs 2,250 to Rs 1,500, alongside fixing the rates for ambulance services.
Group CEO of AMRI Hospital
Roopak Barua said that because the government has put the value of the COVID-19 test at Rs 1,500, we’ll implement it as directed, as long as it’s time for the epidemic. But private hospitals are suffering losses for the last eight months and this may further affect our situation. Keeping this in mind, the govt should reduce the GST on the COVID-19 test kit.
The Chief military officer of Peerless Hospital, Sudipta Mitra said that we’ll definitely follow the choice taken by the government. We’ll follow this on humanitarian grounds because we feel that it’s our social responsibility. The govt is requested to think about lowering the GST on the kits required to check COVID-19 within the same way as has been finished PPV kits.
GST on COVID-19 test kits
Dr. Shyamashish Bandyopadhyay, the Senior Doctor of Apollo Hospital, said that in the COVID-19 epidemic people should consider it their responsibility towards society. Dr. Bandyopadhyay said, “There is not any choice to create any controversy with this initiative of the government. We welcome this step. But at an equivalent time, people need to follow the health protocol and take precautionary steps to stay the disease away.”Gotta lift. ”
The state cabinet on Monday reduced the speed of COVID-19 tests within the private sector from Rs 2,250 to Rs 1,500. The West Bengal Clinical Regulatory Commission has fixed Rs 3,000 as an ambulance fee for the transportation of COVID-19 patients, following an invitation from the government for the space to be transported.