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It Takes 400, 000 Naira to Treat 1 COVID-19 Patient, El-Rufai Tells Traditional Rulers

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.

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