Govt allocates Tk 500m for health service to tackle coronavirus

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Dhaka, Mar 11: The government has allocated Taka 500 million for health services to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the country.The finance ministry on Wednesday informed the Directorate General of Health Services about the allocation in response to the directorate’s demand for Taka one billion.

Out of the Taka 500 million, over Taka 455 million is for purchase of equipments. The rest of the allocation will be used to raise public awareness and buy chemical re-agents.

Finance Ministry has allocated the fund form the unexpected expenditure management fund in the revised budget of 2019-20.