Testings kits excempted from customs duty till September 30.
Masks,protective wears and ventilators should be procured by the central govt, the Modi Govt said. These kits should be distributed to different states instead of the states buying it themselves by the center.
The Empowered group took the decision to procure the kits centrally and to make it available to the states,the ministry in a letter on April 2 to the states saidtye kits include ventilators ,personnel protection equipment, N95 mask, gloves and ventilators.
The decision was taken after many states already started buying and giving orders for test kits. There’s no clarification regarding what will happen to the kits whose orders are already placed.
Constituted by the centre, the group was one of the 11 Empowered group who took decisions.