COVID-19 Related Government Expenditure Has Reached MVR 2.72 Billion

The latest statistics show that total COVID-19 related state expenditure has reached MVR 2.72 billion. Of this, MVR 1.3 billion has been spent on health and social efforts.

According to the weekly COVID-19 spending report by the Ministry of Finance, a total of MVR 1,342.6 million was spent on health and social efforts by 10th December, which is a 0.4 percent increase from the previous week.

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The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has had the highest total expenditure so far, at MVR 871.7 million. With total spending of MVR 228.2 million in COVID-19 health and social efforts, the Ministry of Health comes second while state-run Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has spent a total of MVR 85.9 million on the pandemic response efforts.

Further COVID-19 health and social spending thus far are as follows:

  • Maldives Immigration – MVR 0.9 million
  • Maldives National Defence Force – MVR 42.3 million
  • Maldives Police Service – MVR 24.3 million
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – MVR 6.8 million
  • Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Affairs – MVR 3.4 million
  • Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure – MVR 37.3 million
  • Ministry of Higher Education – MVR 3.3 million
  • National Social Protection Agency – MVR 8.4 million
  • National Drug Agency – MVR 1.1 million
  • Disaster Management Fund – MVR 84.1 million
  • Tourism Activities Implementation Fund – MVR 29 million
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