35.1 C
New Delhi
May 24, 2024
News Bridge
National

Covid19: Centre Waives Off Customs Duty On Vaccines, Oxygen

The Centre Government on Saturday waived off Customs duty and health cess on the import of Covid vaccines and oxygen with immediate effect for a period of three months,. The decision was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meet related to the devastating second wave of infections across the country.

The waiver will include the import of equipment related to supplying patients – whether due to Covid or otherwise – with oxygen, such as generators, storage tanks, filling systems and concentrators.

The centre has also appointed a nodal officer to deal with the customs clearance issues. This, the centre said, would “boost the availability of these items, as well as make them cheaper”.

India currently has two Covid vaccines, both of which are produced domestically. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech makes Covaxin and Pune-based Serum Institute manufactures Covishield.

 

Related posts

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy Passes Away

newsbridge

Pramod Sawant Takes Oath As Goa CM For 2nd Term

newsbridge

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Briefs Parliament On Helicopter Crash: Full Statement

newsbridge

BrahMos Misfire: Govt Sacks Three Indian Air Force Officers

newsbridge

Shah Rukh Khan Meets Son Aryan Khan In Mumbai Jail

newsbridge

U.S. vs China Trade Wars: Qualcomm Scraps $44 Billion NXP Deal After China Inaction

admin

Leave a Comment