- PUBLISHED ON APRIL 2, 2020
The Ministry of Finance has taken, under the direct supervision of Mr. Fouad Hussein, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, a set of measures that contribute to providing the financial and logistical requirements necessary to stand, as far as possible, in front of the spread and control of the Corona virus in Iraq.
In agreement with the Central Bank of Iraq, the Rafidain and Al-Rashid banks were instructed to open a current account in Iraqi dinars (deposits and withdrawals) for combating Corona virus for all directorates and departments of the Ministry of Health.
The formation of the computational unit for granting aid has also been approved by the central bank and both the Rafidain and Rashid banks and the commercial bank and under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance, billions of dinars and millions of dollars have been collected for this account in a short record time, and sums have been added to it from governmental and private commercial banks and the private sector In support of the efforts of the Ministry of Health departments.
By order of the Ministry of Finance, a disbursement committee has been formed under the supervision of the Diwaniyah Command Committee (55) to combat the spread of Corona virus and these funds that have arrived, covering the work of the Ministry of Health in the field of fighting the virus during the next stage. In another area, pharmaceutical contracts were financed with an amount of 46 billion and 817 million Iraqi dinars until the fifteenth of March, in addition to an amount of 332 million dinars as operating expenses for all health departments in Baghdad and the provinces.
In the same efforts, accounts were opened for health directorates in Baghdad and all governorates, and these directorates were funded by the Ministry of Finance, in addition to that the share of Kimidia pharmaceutical companies was funded.
The constant contacts made by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance with the diplomatic corps had a great role in obtaining funds and equipment for the campaign. The Minister of Health and the Council of Ministers were informed of this and these grants are used directly by the committee supervising the control of Corona virus.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance also sent a letter to the Ministry of Health, Chairman of the Diwaniyah Commission 55, to allocate one of the properties of the Ministry of Finance to the State Real Estate Department as an alternative site at the Ministry of Health's disposal for its use of quarantine.
It is worth noting that the Minister of Health presented in many meetings, whether in the cabinet or in the Supreme Committee, his thanks and appreciation to the Minister of Finance for his efforts in supporting activities to combat HIV.
In turn, the Ministry of Finance greatly appreciates the position of the Central Bank of Iraq, the Iraqi Bank for Trade, the Rafidain and Rashid banks, and all private banks and companies from the private sector and citizens at home and abroad who participated and contributed to this solidarity campaign, and expresses many thanks to the workers in accomplishing this national work.
Thanks are due to the countries that have contributed and continue to contribute to this campaign, whether by sending medical equipment for disease control and prevention, or through their financial contributions.
Official spokesman for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and the Minister of Finance.
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