It Cost N400k To Treat COVID-19 Patient In Kaduna State Says Gov. El-Rufai

The Executive Governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, says it costs about N400,000 to treat a COVID-19 patient in the state. Speaking on Monday during an executive committee meeting with traditional rulers chaired by Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, the governor said the amount is as a result of the increasing cost of drugs, feeding, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors. El-Rufai said the government cannot tell patients to bear the cost of the treatment because it will lead to further spread of the disease. “We have a very…

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4 WHO Officials On Expulsion From Burundi Over Interference in COVID-19 Management

Burundi kicks top WHO officials out over alleged interference in COVID-19 management. ‌ Burundi has ordered the expulsion of the country’s top World Health Organisation representative and three other experts coordinating the coronavirus response, the foreign ministry said in a letter seen by AFP on Wednesday.   A letter dated May 12 was addressed to WHO, Africa headquarters; it indicated that, the foreign ministry have indicted four officials as follows; “are declared persona non grata and as such, must leave the territory of Burundi” by Friday.   The directive therefore…

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