Australian Government, 2012‑13 Budget
Budget

Part 3: Capital Measures (Continued)

Health and Ageing

Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing — revised purchasing arrangements

Capital ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16
Department of Health and Ageing ‑0.5 ‑0.5 ‑0.5 ‑0.5
Department of Health and Ageing ‑0.5 ‑0.5 ‑0.5 ‑0.5
Department of Health and Ageing ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2 ‑0.2

The Government will achieve savings of $0.6 million over four years by ceasing centralised purchasing arrangements for latent tuberculosis infection testing in Australia as these arrangements are no longer required. These tests can now be supplied directly to the Australian market.

Funding for latent tuberculosis infection testing was provided in the 2011‑12 Budget measure titled Latent tuberculosis testing — continuation.

National Medical Stockpile — replenishment

Capital ($m)
2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16
Department of Health and Ageing 27.7 19.8
Department of Health and Ageing 1.8

The Government will provide $49.3 million over two years to replenish the National Medical Stockpile, which includes restocking of influenza antivirals and pre‑pandemic Influenza A (H5N1) vaccine.

The National Medical Stockpile is a strategic reserve of medicines and medical equipment for health emergencies or disasters.

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