As of October 23, UAH 34.1 billion, or 52%, has already been used from Ukraine’s COVID-19 Fund, the Finance Ministry’s press service reports.
UAH 5.8 billion out of the planned UAH 16.3 billion or 35% was spent on healthcare. In particular, UAH 21 million was directed on the purchase of lung ventilation devices (UAH 100 million was allocated); UAH 624 million out of the provided UAH 2.9 billion was spent on the provision of Ministry of Health laboratories and the purchase of personal protective equipment for medical workers. UAH 571 million has been allocated for the subvention to local budgets to provide hospitals with oxygen. Also, UAH 2.7 billion out of the envisaged UAH 6 billion was transferred on increasing allowances and surcharges for medical workers. The funds allocated for the purchase of equipment for the emergency departments of hub hospitals have not yet been utilized. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)