Finance Ministry issues sales tax abolition notification (Photo: File)

Karachi: The Ministry of Finance has abolished sales tax on imports of 61 different types of medical devices to offset the effects of the sharp rise in prices of related medical devices amid fears of the spread of the corona epidemic across the country.

A notification has been issued with the signatures of Dr. Hameed Atiq Sarwar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance, according to which the sales tax on the import of medical devices on which the sales tax has been waived has included real time PCR system, PC. R cabinets and medicine refrigerators are included, while the sales tax on Corona's real-time PCR kit has also been abolished.

According to the notification, sales tax on import of ICU monitors, ECG machine, mobile X-ray machine and also on oxygen recovery kit has been abolished.

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