Govt Weekly COVID-19 Spending hit MVR814.2m

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Maldives government confirms the spending on COVID-19 efforts have reached MVR814.2 million.

Assessed on a weekly basis and updated once every week, the latest update of the ‘Weekly COVID-19 Spending Report’ from Ministry of Finance reflected a 22.4% increase from the week before.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Ministry of Health continue to contribute towards majority (91.5%) of all spending.

The ministry reported the week-on-week increment of MVR148.8 million is “primarily linked to the increased spending by NDMA on medical equipment and the national medical emergency stockpile.”

Additionally, Ministry of Tourism contributed to the said increment through the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The second week updates confirm a total of MVR525.4 million spent by NDMA – which is mainly towards the procurement of medical consumables and equipment.

Ministry of Health has a spending of MVR135.7 million directed towards the COVID-19 curb efforts including medical equipment purchase among other assistance.

Ministry of Finance further revealed a cumulative total spending of MVR389.7 million on supplies and requisites for service provision.

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