The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has said that the cost of treating those suffering from COVID-19 is very high.
El-Rufai who said this on Monday while addressing a council of Traditional Rulers in Kaduna, enjoined the monarchs to contribute their quota in the fight against COVID-19.
At the meeting that was chaired by Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, the Governor noted that it costs about N400,000 to treat one COVID-19 patient. He added that such humongous fees are digging holes into the Government’s treasury.
The meeting was aimed at discussing the security and socio-economic challenges confronting the region particularly in the southern part of Kaduna State.