Question ID :
gst on service provided by online health platform or e health services provided by intermediar
A Intermediary registered in the form of company providing a online platform by the way of providing the application and communication device that enables a potential patient to connect with the suitable doctor or in other words we can say that provides a online health platform through which patient get connected with the doctor . The company ( Intermediary) is raising the invoice on behalf of the doctor to the patient and it did not charge any GST on bill with the clear instruction on bill that “ this bills is issued by the health care service provider not the by the intermediary , and since the GST on health care service provider is exempt under GST therefore no GST is collected and remitted by the intermediary company as the said service is exempt under GST .”
That means here intermediary company only providing the online plat form through mobile application and remit the entire amount received from the patient to the doctor and then receive some consideration from the doctor for providing such services .
Now the issue is whether the said service provided by intermediary company to the doctor is health care service or not i.e is its is not a health care service then the service provided by intermediary company will be classified under which head and what the gst implication on the said transaction .
Please give clarification about the same
Answer ID :
May 24, 2019
medical care, treatment/ medical services require personal interaction between the patient and the medical service provider. in the present case there is no such personal interaction between the patient and the doctor,This will be treated as only an electronic platform providing services and the entire bill amount will be subject to GST.
CA. VENKITARAMAN K V on
May 25, 2019