We spend N400,000 to treat COVID-19 patient, says El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said it costs the state an average of N400,000 to treat a COVID-19 patient. 

The governor stated this while addressing the National Executive Council meeting of the Northern Traditional Rulers Council led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, in Kaduna.

El-Rufai noted that the state was lucky to have recorded less death as a result of complications from COVID-19.

The governor said the N400,000 was as a result of the increasing cost of drugs, feeding, and personal protective equipment for doctors.

El-Rufai stated, “We have a very high success rate in treating COVID-19 patients. Even a 90-year-old person with underlying conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, was treated successfully in the state.