State spend MVR2.3bn on Covid-19 efforts


Maldives government’s total spending on Covid-19 related efforts as of 24 September stood at MVR2,297.8 million (MVR2.3 billion).

Moreover, Ministry of Finance reveals the health and social spending exclusively stood at MVR1,284.1 million (MVR1.3 billion).

As of 24 September the total spending towards said efforts saw a 0.7% increment from the previous week.

On the other hand, 49.5% of the total health and social spending is committed spending.

In terms of week-on-week spending, NDMA registers the largest spending amongst its peers.

Furthermore, NDMA’s spending stood approximately MVR5.0 million above its peers – with 70.9% of this spending made towards operational services.

Meanwhile spending from Ministry of Health and IGMH saw increment of 6.5% and 33.8% respectively.

To date, all three institutions account for 88.3% of all Covid-19 health and social effort spending.

So far the total economic responding spending stood at MVR1,013.7 million (MVR1.01 billion).

Additionally, the week-on-week spending saw a 0.7% increase from that of the previous week.

Total disbursements made towards Income Support Scheme stood at MVR96.7 million.

Meanwhile an additional disbursement of MVR6.9 million registered towards NSPA.