The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spent MVR 868.5 million during the COVID-19 pandemic, the finance ministry said.
The NDMA had been used for the majority of the government’s COVID-related costs.
According to the finance ministry, the NDMA has spent MVR 363.6 million on supplies and requisites linked to the COVID-19 outbreak as of September 23.
Furthermore, the NDMA spent MVR 112.5 million on capital equipment and MVR 114.6 million on services.
The NDMA’s costs during the outbreak comprised MVR 84.1 million from the disaster management fund.
In addition, MVR 36 million was spent on providing allowances for its employees, while MVR 39.8 million was reported as travel costs.
As of September 23, the overall costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic amounted to MVR 3.9 billion, of which MVR 2.1 billion was attributed to health and other social expenses, while MVR 1.8 billion was attributed to economic response.