A Total of 236 Million AFN Sent to Provinces to Fight COVID-19: MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says a total of 236 million AFN have been sent to the provinces so far to meet urgent needs.

The MoPH Finance Chief, Hafizulah Sa’adat in a press conference said around $8 milion is being processed and soon will be available to the Ministry.

“So far we have not faced any issues regarding the budget,” he said.

Sa’adat declared that 236 million AFN were earmarked for the provinces to meet their urgent and basic needs, including the provision of masks, gloves, liquid and disinfectants.

“Over 28 million afghanis have been send to Herat province to combat the coronavirus and we hope that the money is used properly,” he asserted.

The MoPH official noted that Herat and Balkh provinces have so far spent a small amount of their allocated budget.

In the meantime, Vahidullah Mayar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said that in the past 24 hours, 43 people had contracted the coronavirus, 41 in Herat and two in Kabul.

Mayar added that with a total of 43 cases, the total number of positive cases of Coronavirus across the country has reached 239, the most of which is in Herat province.

2 / April 2020
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