Haryana Government has sanctioned advance funds amounting to Rs. 9.40 crore to the Deputy Commissioners in the State for expenditure on containment measures of Covid-19, including quarantine, sample collection and screening,
- Chandigarh, April 27 – Haryana Government has sanctioned advance funds amounting to Rs. 9.40 crore to the Deputy Commissioners in the State for expenditure on containment measures of Covid-19, including quarantine, sample collection and screening, besides procurement of essential equipment and laboratories.
- While stating this here today, Financial Commissioner Revenue and Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, said that the amount would be met out from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to make expenditure on the items and norms of assistance provided by the Government of India.
- He said that of this amount, Rs. 7 crore had been sanctioned for 14 districts, namely, Gurugram, Faridabad Sonepat, Hissar, Ambala, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Rewari, Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Sirsa and Jind. Meanwhile, Rs. 2.40 crore had been sanctioned for eight other districts, namely, Mahendragarh, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Palwal, Fatehabad, Kaithal, Charkhi Dadri and Nuh.
- These funds would be utilised for making provisions for temporary accommodation, food, clothing and medical care for affected people and those sheltered in quarantined camps, other than home quarantined, or for cluster containment operations. Cost of consumables for sample collection and support for checking, screening and contact tracing would also be covered.
- The sanctioned amount would also cover the cost of setting up additional testing laboratories within the Government, apart from the cost of consumables and testing kits. The funds would also be utilised for covering the cost of personal protection equipment for healthcare, municipal, police and fire authorities, as well as that of thermal scanners, ventilators, air purifiers, oxygen generation and storage plant in hospitals, strengthening ambulance services for transport of patients, setting up containment zones, Covid-19 hospital, Covid-19 care centres and consumables in the government hospitals, he added.