Centre exempts two expensive drugs Zolgensma, Viltepso from GST

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Lucknow (UP), Sep 17 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a press conference 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow on September 17. “We have seen in the last one year and probably earlier that some life-saving drugs, which are not connected with Corona and are very expensive. Exemptions have been given for such drugs. I am giving the names of two because those two are very expensive drugs - Zolgensma and Viltepso. These two are very important drugs which cost something like Rs 16 crores. So, the council has decided to grant exemption from GST for these two,” said Nirmala Sitharaman. She further said, “Drugs that are suggested by the Ministry of Health for treating muscular atrophy, on the recommendation of Health Ministry and Depertment of Pharmaceuticals, are also exempted for IGST on import for personal use.”

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