Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed to allocate Tk 10,000 crore to fulfil the emergency requirements to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We have taken all-out measures to improve the health sector. To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, we are implementing different programmes worth Tk 5,500 crore under the Health Services Division," the minister said while placing budget for 2020-21 fiscal year.
He also said, "The government will do whatever is required to address the pandemic. To fulfil emergency requirements, I propose to allocate Tk 10,000 crore as a lump sum."