Chandigarh: Sanjay Pahwa: Dr. Zora Singh President IMA Chandigarh today protested strongly against the imposition service tax on medical institutions. While elaborating the issue Dr. Singh said that the imposition of service tax on medical institutions will further increase the cost of Medical treatment. This move is a not only Anti people but shall also deprive the patients for obtaining treatment at affordable cost.
The IMA Chandigarh has also decided to send a protest letter to the Governor Punjab & Administrator UT Chandigarh, local MP, Secretary Health Chandigarh and other authorities of Chandigarh Administration for abolition of service tax on medical institutions.Imposition of service tax on medical profession is a draconian step of Government. Dr. Singh appealed to the medical professionals, doctors, colleagues and IMA members to rise to the occasion for strongly opposing the imposition of service tax. He also stated that it is the right time to show the solidarity in fighting against this ‘misery tax’ on doctors. He asked the fellow friends to protest against this illegal tax until it is abolished.