Lagos Gov’t Explains How It Spend N1m Daily On Each COVID-19 Patient
Lagos State government on Thursday, July 23 explained on the average what is been spent on Coronavirus patients treated at the state Isolation centres.
According to the government in a statement made today by its Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, about a million naira is required to save the lives of people who are highly affected with the novel virus.
According to the Lagos state government, despite 13,806 confirmed cases of the dreaded disease accredited to the state by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the state may experience the peak of Coronavirus by August this year.
Abayomi noted that the government spends averagely N100,000 per day to treat patients with a mild display of the killer virus while about N500,000 to N1,000,000 is sometimes required for the treatment of a patient with a serious case.
“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’” says Prof. Abayomi
“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.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Wednesday, July 22 reported five hundred and forty-three confirmed new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in the country,Top Gist Portal reports.