Sindh releases over Rs2 billion for coronavirus emergency funds

Sindh releases over Rs2 billion for coronavirus emergency funds

KARACHI: The Sindh government has released an amount of over Rs2 billion under coronavirus emergency fund, which included funds for filed isolation center and distribution of ration.

According to details released by Sindh Finance Department regarding expenses issued date April 24, 2020 to dilute the economic impact of coronavirus and fight against the pandemic.

The details showed that an amount of Rs1.08 billion has been spent as special grant for distribution of ration to poor. The provincial government has spent Rs580 million for disbursement to all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) for distribution of ration to daily wagers.

Another amount of Rs500 million has been disbursed to all the DCs for distribution of ration to poor/ daily wages who are economically affected by spread of coronavirus.

The provincial government released an amount of Rs300.79 million to Indus Hospital Karachi.  While another amount of Rs100 million has been released to director health services Hyderabad.

The Sindh government released fund of Rs134 million for setting up field isolation centre at Expo Center Karachi.

An amount of Rs30 million has been released for procurement of coronavirus rapid test kits. Further Rs50 million has been released for procurement of 2000 detection Kit CE-IVD marked Cat No. Z-Path. The provincial government also released an amount of Rs32.34 million for procurement of personal protection equipment (PPE).

An amount of Rs50 million has been released to health department secretariat. The provincial government issued funds amounting Rs50 million to DC Malir Karachi, Rs60 to DC Sukkur and Rs5 million to DC Larkana.

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