The Maldives government has spent around MVR 4 billion on COVID-19 response activities as of October 14, the finance ministry said.
According to the most recent finance ministry figures, overall COVID-19 spending in the health and social sectors were at MVR 2.148 billion as of October 14, while total economic response expenditure fell to MVR 1.773 billion, bringing the total to MVR 3.921 billion.
The finance ministry stated overall spending for health and social initiatives climbed by 1.2 percent between October 7 and 14, compared to the previous week.
In addition, the health ministry spent the majority of the costs on supplies and requisites for service provision, accounting for 32.9 percent of total health and social endeavour expenses. The second greatest expenditure was recorded by Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
The health ministry has spent MVR 836.3 million on health and social response efforts since the pandemic began, with MVR 587.5 million going toward supplies and requisites for service provision, while IGMH has spent MVR 198.0 million on health and social response efforts, with MVR 170.1 million going toward supplies and requisites for service provision.
Since the commencement of health and social recovery initiatives, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has documented a total of MVR 868.5 million in recovery efforts.
Furthermore, the Maldives Police Service has spent MVR 31.7 million on response operations, while the National Social Protection Agency has recorded MVR 54 million in grant contributions and subsidies.