People in Maharashtra who are on dialysis treatment can heave a sigh of relief as the state government has decided to exempt taxes on these drugs and medical equipment.
The state government has decided that 13 drugs and medical equipment, including erythropoietin recombinant injection, peritoneal dialysis fluids, dialyzers, dialysis tubings and dialysis machines will be exempted from all taxes.
This move will benefit thousands of people who are suffering kidney-related diseases. Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has confirmed this and the notification will be issued in a couple of days.
The finance minister had already announced waiving off taxes on medicines required for the cancer treatments in Maharashtra.