The Ministry of Health registered a majority of expenses in the government’s expenditure towards Covid-19 response efforts in the health and social sectors, from October 9 – 15.
Statistics publicized by the Ministry of Finance on the Covid-19 weekly expense on Monday revealed that the government’s expenditure towards the health and social sectors currently sits at MVR 1,280.8 billion.
Out of this amount, the Ministry of Health contributed MVR 189.7 million in total, since the response efforts began and within the review period, the ministry contributed the highest amount in comparison to its peers.
The number is a 0.7 percent increase from the previous week.
During the review period, 47.2 percent of total health and social spending was committed-spending, revealed the ministry.
The ministry spent MVR 4.7 million on supplies and requisites for service provision and MVR 3.8 million on operational services during the one-week period.
The remaining agencies did not register any expenses or spending was “relatively negligible” over the review period, said the ministry.
Since the Covid-19 recovery efforts began, the health ministry has spent a total of MVR 189.7 million out of which a majority was spent to procure supplies and requisites for service provision, approximately MVR 73.6 million.
Other areas include capital equipment for which the ministry spent MVR 78.1 million by October 15. MVR 24.7 million was spent on operational services as well.
Overall, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has spent a total of MVR 864.1 million out of which 362.8 million was to acquire supplies and requisites for service provision, MVR 112.5 million for capital equipment as well as MVR 105.4 million for operational services.
Having contributed MVR 74.4 million in Covid-19 health and social efforts, Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) spent 64.1 million on procuring supplies and requisites for service provision, 4.3 million for capital equipment as well as 3.6 million for supplies and requisites and 1.9 million for operation services.
MVR 24 million out of the MVR 40.9 million covered by the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) was for employee allowances, MVR 13.8 million was also spent on supplies and requisites. Maldives Police Service (MPS) spent MVR 23.3 million out of which MVR 20.5 million was for employee allowances.
Another figure that remains unchanged is by the Ministry of Tourism who spent a total of MVR 28.9 million from the ministry’s Tourism Activities Implementation Fund.
The government spent a total of MVR 511 million in supplies and requisites to provide services, MVR 198.2 million in capital equipment as well as MVR 143.1 million for operational services