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More than £9m set aside for DHSC's PPE and testing

Government departments receive up to £13.4m from contingency fund

More than £9million has been set aside for the cost of PPE, testing equipment and additional healthcare associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Details of each government department's applications to the Contingency Fund have been revealed in Tynwald.

The Department of Health and Social Care has had spending of up to £9.25million approved for protective equipment and testing.

The Department of Infrastructure has just over £2.5million for hospital infrastructure, transport links and waste contingency, while more than £620,000 has been allocated for ICT and key worker accommodation within the Cabinet Office.

In total, £13.4million has been made available to government departments.

A further £9.1million from the Contingency Fund has been granted to the Business Support Scheme, and almost £2.4million is going to the Strategic Capacity Scheme.

The figures were published by Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan following a written questions from Onchan MHK Julie Edge.

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