The funds from the Coronavirus Foundation will be used to pay doctors, purchase equipment, drugs and medical devices for hospitals, as well as to reimburse local budgets for observation expenses.
This was announced during a briefing on Tuesday by Health Minister Maxim Stepanov, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“The Verkhovna Rada (at an extraordinary meeting on April 13 – ed.) Made changes to the state budget. A fund for the fight against coronaviruses amounting to 64.7 billion UAH has Where will the funds go from this fund? The second is the acquisition of medical equipment, mainly mechanical ventilation devices, personal protective equipment and drugs used directly to treat patients with COVID-19 “, said Stepanov.
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According to him, the fund will also make payments to citizens who, as a result of the so-called coronacrisis, have lost their jobs, providing timely cash assistance to family members of deceased health workers from COVID-19.
In addition, the fund will replenish the reserve fund of the state budget of 3 billion UAH.
“Of these funds, including funds will go to finance the spending of local budgets for the observation of people coming from abroad,” said the minister.
As reported by Ukrinform, the Verkhovna Rada, on April 13, at an extraordinary meeting, supported the modifications of the state budget for 2020, which plan to reduce revenues by 119.75 billion UAH and spending increasing by 82.4 billion UAH.
At the same time, it is planned to create a fund to fight COVID-19 in the amount of 64.7 billion UAH.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru