Exempt COVID related equipment, drugs from GST: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Amid rocketing cases of COVID-19 in the country, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi suggested that all equipment, medicines, and support required to prevent and treat the dreadful virus should be made free from GST. “During my talk, our chief ministers felt that as a preliminary measure, all equipment, medicines, and support required to prevent and treat COVID-19 should be made free from GST. It is a matter of great concern that life-saving drugs like Remdesivir etc and medical oxygen and also other basic supplements are subjected to GST at 12%. Even basic equipment like oximeters and ventilators are subjected to 20% GST,” said Congress president.