HC grants GST exemption on import of medicines for rare diseases

Kerala HC Grants GST Exemption for Rare Disease Medicine The Kerala High Court has allowed a mother to purchase Risdiplam, a medicine for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, without GST. The decision follows a petition by Amrita S. from Alappuzha. The imported drug, essential for treating the rare disease, costs approximately ₹6.07 lakh per bottle. This exemption falls under guidelines permitting GST waiver for life-threatening disease treatments.

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