ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Health Secretary, P. Parthiban has said that the State government has projected Rs 77 crore as fund requirement for COVID-19 till December 2020 to the Government of India.
When questioned on any fund crunch in the State to fight against the COVID -19 pandemic, he said that there is no fund crunch related to the pandemic in Arunachal Pradesh.
He also informed that out of projected Rs 77 crore, the State government under the National Health Mission (NHM) has already received Rs 19 crore.
Giving details on the fund spent for COVID-19 in the State, he informed that the State government has been using fund of Rs 19 crore from NHM, Rs 35 crore from the North East Council (NEC), Rs. 15 crore from the Mukhya Mantri Rogi Kalyan Kosh (MMRKK), Rs 2 crore from the State's Non-Plan Fund and approximately of Rs 22-25 crore under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
Further, replying to the query on availability of medicine for the symptomatic patients, Secretary said that the State Health department has sufficient medicine in the stock, especially for the moderate symptomatic cases.