Arunachal Pradesh has spent more than Rs 9.49 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for managing and capacity building against COVID-19.
On May 6, Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed that a total of Rs 9,49,56,700 was utilized till May 4 from the relief fund while more than Rs 19.89 crore was collected through donation.
“My gratitude to all those generous persons who have contributed in Chief Minister’s Relief Fund towards our battle against #COVID19. So far we have received a sum of ₹19,89,08,644 and expenditure incurred till date is ₹9,49,56,700,” he informed through a Facebook post.
The certificate of expenditure, signed by secretary to the chief minister, stated that the amount was spent on capacity building, procurement of essential equipment and materials, relief to stranded persons and logistics by placement of funds to various stakeholder departments responsible for the management and mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state had reported one COVID-19 case from Lohit district. The patient was treated at Zonal Hospital in Tezu and was discharged from the hospital on April 17.
Meanwhile on May 6, the state Health department informed that more than 1000 samples were tested in the state for COVID-19. The daily bulletin informed that 1039 samples were collected in the state till date of which 180 results are awaited.
A maximum of 625 samples were collected from Capital Complex while 111 samples were collected from East Siang district followed by 89 from Namsai and 63 from Lohit districts. Till May 6, at least 14 districts in the state have sent under-10 samples for COVID-19 testing while two among them are yet to send any sample for tests.