Budget can reduce the cost of dialysis


The estimated number of people suffering from some kind of kidney disease in the country is 38 million. Not all patients need dialysis. But there is good news for those who take dialysis on a budget.

Import duty on filters and circuits, two essential products used in dialysis, may be reduced. It will reduce the cost of dialysis.

Finance Ministry sources said that there will be an announcement in this regard in the Finance Minister’s budget speech.

At present import duty on filters and circuits is 10 per cent, which may be recommended to be fixed at 1 per cent in this budget.

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