Governor El-Rufai says it costs N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient

Governor El-Rufai says it costs N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient

- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that it costs about N400,000 to treat each COVID-19

- El-Rufai made the disclosure at the executive committee meeting of the traditional rulers

- The governor thanked northern traditional rulers for spearheading campaigns to avoid the spread of coronavirus

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The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that it costs about N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient.

El-Rufai made the disclosure on Monday, September 7, at the executive committee meeting of the traditional rulers.

Governor El-Rufai says it costs N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient

Governor El-Rufai has explained why it costs N400,000 to treat each COVID-19 patient. Photo Credit: The Guardian.
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He disclosed that the cost of treating COVID-19 patients is very expensive, Channels TV reported.

El-Rufai noted that the total cost of treatment covers the amount spent on isolation, feeding, medications, and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that the doctors wear.

According to the governor, the average cost of treating a COVID-19 patient is over N400,000 when all the various stages of treatment are summed up.

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He thanked northern traditional rulers for spearheading the campaigns to avoid the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the region and urged then to continue to do so.

The governor said the battle against COVID-19 will only be won when a vaccine is developed for the disease.

Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has said that the reality of the global coronavirus pandemic showed Nigerians that there was a need for prayers.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Sanwo-Olu made the statement on Monday, September 7, at the opening ceremony of the Second Session of the 34th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos.

The governor speaking at the event urged everyone to continue to pray for the state and country as we are not yet out of the pandemic.

In other news, a math teacher in Lagos identified as Basirat Olamide has devised a means to teach Nigerian and international students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In a report by AP, the Nigerian woman offers free mathematics classes online via Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram.

According to the report, after almost six months, more than 1,800 Nigerian and international students at various levels are taking her classes.

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