29 May 2021, Kathmandu
The government has allocated billions of rupees in the name of controlling COVID-19 pandemic in the budget for fiscal year 2021/22.
While presenting the budget, Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel shared that Rs 26.75 billion has been allocated in the budget to purchase the anti-COVID-19 vaccines to be administered to all citizens.
He added that Rs 37.57 billion was earmarked to curb the pandemic while Rs 5.60 billion has been allocated to purchase the medicines and equipment in view of controlling the pandemic.
The Finance Minister further shared that the customs duty and taxes were reduced in importing the medical equipment and devices.