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We Spend N1m Daily On Each COVID-19 Patient With Severe Illness — Lagos Government

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Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner
Prof. Akin Abayomi, Health

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, , has said that the government spends up to N1m daily on each patient in critical condition.

Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, Abayomi said the state may experience the peak of Coronavirus by August.

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.

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He said;

“To treat mild to moderate case-patients in our 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 , Lagos currently has 13,806 confirmed cases of the deadly virus.

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