The Government has so far spent $30.2m on COVID-19 expenditures.
In his nationwide address yesterday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said: “To date, the Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has spent around $30.2 million SBD for its COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. This covers five main outputs including surveillance and risk assessment, prevention and containment, integrated management and response, health system response and risk communication.”
Sogavare detailed that from this amount, over $11 million SBD have been allocated for surveillance and risk assessment, over $10 million SBD to prevention and containment, $4.2 million SBD to integrated management response and $3.9 million SBD for health system response and over half a million to risk communication. He adds the the $30 plus million also covers support towards the provinces under these five major outputs.
Sogavare said other expenditures are allocated to the National Referral Hospital COVID-19 facilities, quarantine stations and Health Emergency Operation Center.