THE NHS will get another ₤ 6.6 billion this year to cover the massive Covid costs it deals with, Matt Hancock revealed the other day.
The much-needed money will go on vaccinating and testing in addition to dealing with Brits who catch the killer bug.
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It will also be used to clear the spiralling stockpile of operations which were delayed as medical facilities fought coronavirus.
Stressed health bosses had actually cautioned that the Budget had stopped working to designate any more cash for battling the pandemic.
But addressing MPs yesterday, the Health Secretary stated the Federal government has constantly coughed up the money so the NHS can fight Covid “and we are backing them again today”.
He informed the House of Commons: “This money remains in addition to the 3 billion devoted at the costs review last November to help the NHS fulfill the additional expenses of Covid while critically beginning to work on the optional recovery ahead.”
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An incredible 4.6 million people are stuck on NHS waiting lists, he cautioned.
Of these, some 304,000 have been waiting over a year – up from just 1,600 prior to Covid struck Britain.
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