The government has allocated Tk50 crore for health services to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the country.
The finance ministry today informed the Directorate General of Health Services about the allocation in response to the directorate's demand for Tk100 crore.
Out of the Tk50 crore, over Tk45.5 crore is for purchase of equipment. The remaining amount will be used to raise public awareness and buy chemical re-agents.
The finance ministry has allocated the fund from the unexpected expenditure management fund in the revised budget of 2019-20.