GST on Oxygen concentrators slashed from 28% to 12%; applicable till June 30

The GST on Oxygen Concentrators has been slashed from 28% to 12%, which is applicable till June 30. The slashing of the GST applies to the concentrators which are being procured for personal use. This comes at a time when several states are facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen due to the unprecedented surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. 12 people died yesterday in Delhi's Batra Hospital due to a shortage of oxygen and this after the hospitals raised an SOS alarm as well. This certainly comes as a sigh of relief for the civilians who are being treated at home and the price anomalies for the wholesalers and individuals has been corrected.