Government must scrab of taxes from face masks and gloves.

The former Medical Director of Ridge Hospital, Dr. Thomas Anaba, has urged government to take of all taxes from Face masks and gloves.

He said this will reduce the cost of producing and importing the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) into the country.

Dr. Anaba who is also the Executive Director of the African Centre for Health Policy Research and Analysis who spoke on 3FM on February 2, 2021, said this will help in the fight against Covid-19.

“Government should remove taxes on face masks and gloves from our ports to make it cheap for everybody and also help the hospitals because the prices of gloves have gone up five-folds which is not very good.

“It is making it difficult for private hospitals to provide services and this is also leading to the spread of the virus,”