Demand for import duty waiver on emergency medical supplies
Published: 11:05 PM, 3 March 2021
The Bangladesh Private Medical College Association (BPMCA) has demanded a duty waiver on the import of all emergency medical supplies.
On Wednesday, BPMCA leaders made the demand at a meeting on the preparation of the national budget for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 with National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman and Secretary of the Department of Internal Resources Md. Abu Hena Rahmatul Munim in NBR conference room.
At the meeting, BPMCA demanded all kinds of tax exemption facilities to import Covid-19 medical and safety equipment, life-saving equipment used in the blood bank, payment monitor, ventilator, ICU, etc. as the private medical colleges are non-profit organizations in accordance with the government policy.
The Chairman of the National Board of Revenue lauded the sacrifices and services rendered by all the doctors and health workers in the private health sector of the country during the Covid-19.
At the time, he assured the meeting that it would be recommended to get tax benefits if hospitals are officially set up to provide treatment for complex diseases like cancer and heart in remote areas of the country.