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Finance Ministry allocates Rs 4.31 billion for COVID response

2021 May 16, 17:52, Kathmandu
This undated image shows the building of the Ministry of Finance in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. Photo: RSS

The Finance Ministry has allocated over Rs 4.31 billion to control the spread of the second wave of the coronavirus in the country and treatment of patients infected with COVID-19. The budget will be utilised to enhance the capacity of hospitals and purchase necessary medical supplies.

The ministry has separated over Rs 2.95 billion for ventilators, oxygen plants and oxygen tanks in 26 central hospitals and nine provincial hospitals. Similarly, more than Rs 1.36 billion has been allotted to establish HDU (High-Dependency Unit) in 25 central and provincial hospitals.

The Finance Ministry has made available this budget in the fight against the coronavirus on the request of the Ministry of Health and Population.


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