Govt health scheme exceeded budget in 2019

Government health scheme Aasandha exceeded its allocated budget for 2019.

The Weekly Fiscal Development statistics publicized by the Finance Ministry show MVR one billion was allocated for the health scheme for 2019. However, according to the numbers, MVR 1.2 billion was utilized for Aasandha by December 31st, 2019.

Statistics show a large amount of funds are incurred for those seeking treatment abroad for serious medical conditions.

While the parliament approved a budget of MVR 30 billion for 2019, MVR 27 billion was utilized from the budget by the state according to statistics. The state received MVR 24 billion in 2019 as revenue and grant aids.