Lagos State Government, yesterday stated it spends between N100,000 and N1m each day on every of the coronavirus patients within the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, acknowledged this at a briefing to provide an update on efforts being taking by the state in managing COVID-19.
Abayomi stated for mild and moderate cases, the state authorities spends averagely about N100,00 each day, whereas it costs the state authorities about N500,000 and N1m to deal with a affected person with a critical or intensive COVID-19 case.
He, nonetheless, stated it is extremely tough to calculate what’s cost the state government to treat COVID-19 but what he provided was a rough estimate. In accordance with him, in arriving on the cost he provided, he factored within the treatment, cost of feeding, lodging, the services supplied by the healthcare givers amongst others.
The commissioner stated the state authorities discontinued the concept of utilizing Speedy Diagnostic Test kits to check patients as a result of analysis sponsored by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu failed validation, because it supplied inaccurate outcomes.
Abayomi additionally disclosed that 2036 COVID-19 patients haven’t been picked from the neighborhood within the final two weeks on account of preferring home remedy, logistic issues, mistaken info supplied of their types and incapacity to reach such patients because their telephones switched off.
On the advisory by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 that some local governments in Lagos be lockdown because of the excessive optimistic Coronavirus recorded in such local councils, the commissioner stated due to the impossibility of implementing the lockdown made the state authorities to not think about it.
He added that not like different states where there are distinct boundaries, Lagos doesn’t have which might make it inconceivable to implement as a result of residents would transfer throughout local governments with out figuring out they’ve.
He disclosed that 60 per cent of the positive COVID-19 cases in Lagos were shared amongst 5 local councils of Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja and Oshodi-Isolo, though Eti-Osa tops.
In accordance with the commissioner, the state authorities could be increasing the bed capability of its isolation centres by 220 beds, as a 70-bed space would be commissioned in the present day at Ajao Estate whereas one other 150-bed house could be unveiled subsequent week in Yaba.
He warned residents towards patronising laboratories not accredited by the state authorities to hold out COVID-19 take a look at, sustaining that not all labs can conduct coronavirus tests. He further stated that extra non-public labs could be accredited to join the seven already authorised. He disclosed that the seven labs have carried out 1538 tests within the final 14 days.
Abayomi acknowledged that the state hopes to achieve its peak in rising COVID-19 cases in August, which might then be followed by a flattening of the curve and decrease.
He additional stated the federal government would launch its home-based care management within the subsequent few weeks, promising to proceed to extend its testing capability from one to about two to four thousand within the coming days.