Health department seeks additional Rs 700 crore for Covid management

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Published: September 1,2020 03:32 PM
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September 1, 2020: The Assam health department has sought Rs 700 crore additional fund under supplementary demand for Covid-19 management.

September 1, 2020: The Assam health department has sought Rs 700 crore additional fund under supplementary demand for Covid-19 management. This was stated in the assembly on Tuesday by Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma.



Giving details of the expenditure on Covid management on the floor of the house, he said the government has so far released Rs 199.72 crore to the districts. The fund has been released by health department and the National Health Mission and were spent on development of hospitals, construction of Covid care centres, management of quarantine centres and hotels and providing food to inmates of Covid centres and procuring sanitisers.





He informed that Rs 3.85 crore were released to various medical colleges and Ayurvedic college for various expenditures related to Covid-19 management, Rs. 52.95 crores released for incurring various expenditures on Covid 19-related testing, Rs 75.95 crores for procuring lifesaving drugs, PPE kits, masks, etc for use of health workers and frontline workers from other departments; Rs 37.69 crore for procuring essential equipment including ventilator, ICU bed, infrared thermometers etc; Rs 42.89 lakhs for transportation of patients and health workers and transportation of people from one district to another district during lockdown through ASTC, bringing cancer patients from other states and bringing people from other states by Shramik Express trains and for hiring chartered planes.