Nagpur: Aimed at sensitizing medical community of the city about Goods and Services Tax (GST), Vidarbha Hospitals Association (VHA) had organized a lecture of chartered accountant Kirti Agrawal on ‘GST in health care sector’ at Jaivik Hall, Orange City Hospital and Research Institute, on Saturday.
Agrawal said, “Three sections of health care — diagnosis, treatment and recovery — are exempted from GST. Outpatient and inpatient departments have been kept out of GST purview, but medicines are taxable if a tax invoice is generated by the pharmacy and not if it is directed towards IPD. Diagnostic tests, medical analysis and bio-medical waste treatment are also exempted. Luxury treatments like hair transplant and cosmetic surgery, if not recommended by a doctor due to certain complication, is taxable.”