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We Spend ₦1m A Day On Each COVID-19 Patient With Severe Symptoms – Lagos Govt.

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The State Government says it spends up to ₦1 million per day on individual patients with severe symptoms.

We Spend ₦1m A Day For Each COVID-19 Patient With Severe Symptoms - Lagos Govt.
We Spend ₦1m A Day For Each COVID-19 Patient With Severe Symptoms – Lagos Govt.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, , disclosed this on Thursday.

According to him, the government spends averagely about N100,000 daily to treat a mild patient while it costs about N500,000 to N1,000,000 to treat a patient with a serious case.

He said, “To treat mild to moderate case-patients in our isolation centre is somewhere in the region of N100,000 per day.

“That gives you an idea of the amount of money the government is spending on COVID-19 isolation facilities and COVID-19 care.

“If you require high care or intensive care, that amount can go up to anything from N500,000 to even a million naira per day, depending on the complications of the case.

“Do you need ventilation, dialysis, intravenous antibiotics; every case is different, so it is difficult to calculate exactly how much a patient in high care or intensive care would cost.”

According to the Centre for Disease Control, Lagos currently has 13,806 confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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