Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the initial healthcare budget of 87.55 trillion rupiahs ($5.97 billion) will be slashed to fund the national economic recovery program.
The government will reallocate 14.82 trillion rupiahs ($1.01 billion) from healthcare to the national program supporting the process of economic recovery. This leaves 72.73 trillion rupiahs ($4.94 billion) for healthcare, down 16.92 percent from the original budget, Airlangga said.
“It is hoped that the economic recovery programs will be carried out with maximum effort following the given budget of 14.82 trillion rupiahs ($1.01 billion),” said Airlangga in a virtual press conference on August 26.
However, the senior minister did not specify which budget items in the economic recovery program will receive the additional funding of 14.82 trillion rupiahs ($1.01 billion).
Moreover, Airlangga said that the government is also planning to reallocate funds from social assistance. He did not elaborate.
“We will monitor the use of funds allocated for social assistance as we will propose some new programs,” he said.
In a separate interview, Finance Ministry budgeting director-general Askolani said of the reallocation: “There is no budget cut. All will be used for the national economic recovery program.”
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