UFA, may 30 — RIA Novosti. To combat coronavirus in Russia will spend a total of about 500 billion rubles, said Minister of health Michael Murashko.

“This is a very significant sum, which is comparable with the whole modernization program primary health aid,” he said at a video conference devoted to the peculiarities of assistance to cancer patients in terms of COVID-19.

He noted that while January and February were pretty calm for medical care, that time was spent “on something swinging” and it was ineffective.

“the Volume of spending on regional budgets, which were allocated funds did not exceed ten percent. This is an extremely low numbers,” said ant.

According to the latest data, in Russia the number of cases infected with coronavirus has reached almost 400 thousand, 4555 people have died, more than 167 thousand recovered.