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 .