1 Oct 2019 13:55

Rospotrebnadzor gets 400 mln rubles for fighting Ebola in Congo

MOSCOW. Oct 1 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a government resolution allotting 398.5 million rubles to the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being (Rospotrebnadzor) in 2019-2020 for preventing and containing Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including by means of inoculation with a Russian vaccine.

The resolution was published in the official online database of legal information on Tuesday. The federal budget will allot 63.2 million rubles in 2019 and 335.3 million rubles in 2020.

Rospotrebnadzor will transfer the funds to its subsidiaries, the Russian Research Plague Institute Microbe and the State Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector.

In addition, Rospotrebnadzor and the foreign and finance ministries of Russia have been tasked with negotiating Russia's investment in consultative, methodological, scientific, monetary, and technical support to sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing of Congolese citizens with Rospotrebnadzor's counterpart in Congo.