The health ministry continues to struggle with utilisation of funds allocated in the national budget, like it did in the past few years.
In the first 10 months of the current fiscal year of 2022-23, the ministry of health and family welfare has spent only 32.22 percent of its total Tk 12,189.77 crore allocation in the revised budget, according to an evaluation report by the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) of the Ministry of Planning.
In the revised budget, the health services division received of Tk 9,793.96 crore and the health education and family welfare division Tk 2,395.81 crore.
The two divisions of the health ministry won’t be able to spend the unutilised funds in the last two months of the current fiscal, said ministry sources.
An unutilized fund means more people will be left out of government