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Telengana Govt requests centre to offer Tax breaks for Medicine and Peripheral Equipment

Telengana government has asked the Union government to disburden the tax on medicine and medical equipment manufactured in the country in order to provide relief to wholesale providers and citizens respectively. The state has also requested to remove the tax on imported medicine.State Health Minister Eatala Rajender requested Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to act  on the request and made a third request of providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – gloves, masks, etc so as to ensure the safety of doctors and other health care workers.

On Friday, a total of 212 areas across Telangana covering over 4.50 lakh households have been marked as containment clusters or red zones. The cluster containment strategy would be to contain the disease within a defined geographic area by early detection of cases, breaking the chain of transmission and thus preventing its spread to new areas, the official of the health department said.

As of today (April 10), we have identified 212 containment clusters in the state. We have already set up 130 clusters or red zones covering 3.37 lakh households. The remaining clusters covering 1.17 lakh households will be done in a day or two,” the official told PTI.

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