Covid spending

Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi has revealed that Rs14 billion have been secured for vaccination, diagnosis and treatment of Covid as per the rapid action plan. Of the Rs5 billion spent so far on pandemic response, Rs2.54 yet to be paid for vaccination and High Dependency Units (HDU). Rs450 million was spent on the treatment of patients in April.

Currently, 155 hospitals have been designated as Covid hospitals, with 45 private institutions offering free treatment. Free testing is currently available in 55 state-run labs.

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