Lagos Government Spends Up To N1 Million Daily On Each Coronavirus Patients – Health Commissioner Reveals

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Lagos State Government has said it spends somewhere in the range of N100,000 and N1m day by day on every one of the COVID-19 patients in the state.

The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, uncovered this at a media briefing on Thursday.

Abayomi clarified that for gentle and moderate cases, the state government spends averagely about N100,000 day by day.

As per him, it costs the state government about N500,000 and N1m, to treat a patient with a genuine case.

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Abayomi, be that as it may, said it would be hard to figure what it costs the state government to treat a COVID-19 patient, however what he gave was a rough estimate.

The cost he arrived at, factored in treatment, cost of feeding, accommodation and the services provided by the healthcare givers, etc.

Abayomi also revealed that about 2,036 COVID-19 patients have not been picked from the community in the last two weeks, due to preference for home treatment, logistic issues, wrong information provided in their forms and inability to reach such patients because their phones were switched off.


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