Lagos State government has disclosed that it could spend up to N1m daily on each patient with severe Coronavirus symptoms.
Akin Abayomi, Lagos State commissioner for health, disclosed this on Thursday in a press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
When asked on the cost of managing COVID-19 patients during the briefing, Abayomi said the cost of managing each patients varied and depended on their conditions.
The commissioner said the state spent the sum of N100,000 daily on patients with mild symptoms, while each of those with severe conditions could cost the state up to N1m daily.
“To treat mild to moderate case patients in our Isolation centre is somewhere in the region of N100, 000 per day.
“This gives you an idea on the amount of money the government is spending on COVID-19 isolation facilities and COVID-19 care in the state.
“If you require high care or intensive care, that amount can go up from anything from N500, 000 to even a million naira per day,” Abayomi said.
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The cost of care for each patient include whether the patient needs ventilation, oxygen, dialysis, intravenous antibiotics and others,” Abayomi added.
“Every case is different, so it is very difficult to calculate exactly how much a patient in high care or intensive care would cost.”
Lagos has recorded 14,009 cases of Coronavirus, 192 deaths, while 2075 have been treated and discharged.