01 March 2020 – Provided extra health funding to provincial governments

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Health services
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The National Administration started providing extra funding to provincial governments with the intention of responding COVID-19 at a local level. The money will be allocated to municipal and regional public healthcare systems and hospitals.

Over ARS$1,400 million was transferred to several provinces in March. Transfers in coming months will bring the total funding to ARS$17.8 billion. On April 8, a Financiary Emergency Program for provincial governments has been created, with an additional fund of ARS$120.000 million, to support them in a context of low tax collection.
Full details here: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/salud-transfirio-en-marzo-mas-de-1400-millones-de-pesos-las-provincias