COVID expenditure this year lesser compared to first wave: Meghalaya CM
Giving details about the financial expenditure amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has said that the expenditure this year has been lesser compared to the first COVID wave.
Speaking to the media persons here on Monday, Sangma said that the expenditure last year was more than Rs 400 crore, which was significantly higher compared to the current COVID situation.
“The expenses have been far lesser this year. We had to spend close to Rs 60 to 70 crores on labourers last year. We had to spend on bringing people from outside and quarantine,” Sangma said.
As for the availability of vaccines, Sangma informed that the state currently has about 90,000 vaccine doses, and will receive another two consignments soon.
The first consignment of 40,000 vaccine doses will arrive in the next 2 to 3 days time, and another consignment of 1 lakh vaccine doses will be arriving at the end of June or the first week of July, he added.
(Edited by Shankar Turha)
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