Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai revealed that the cost of treating COVID-19 patients is very expensive while calling on northern traditional rulers not to relent in leading campaigns to halt the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the region.
The governor who made the call at the executive committee meeting of the traditional rulers chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar on Monday, noted that it costs about N400,000 to treat one COVID-19 patient.
While noting that traditional rulers have critical roles to play in ensuring that people at the grassroots adhere to government’s directives as part of measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus and other diseases, El-Rufai told the customary leader that treating the infected puts pressure on the government’s purse.
He, however, said that the challenges in the treatment of the pandemic make it imperative that people desist from activities that will promote the spread of the virus in the northern region and the country at large.
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