“It costs about N400,000 to treat one COVID-19 patient”, Says El-Rufai

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that his government spends about N400,000 to treat a COVID-19 patient in the state.

This was disclosed by the Governor during an executive committee meeting with traditional rulers, chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar.

According to the Governor, the high cost was as a result of the increasing cost of feeding, drugs, and Personal Protective Equipment for doctors and other medical team.

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Governor El-Rufai in his words said;

“It costs about N400,000 to treat one Coronavirus patient. They have to be isolated and fed. The cost of medicine has increased, even the personal protective equipment that the doctors treating them have to wear. When you add all this up, the average cost of treatment is over N400,000 per person. We have to bear the cost.”

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