Lagos has spent N800 million on COVID-19 testing, says commissioner

Fri May 22nd, 2020 - Lagos

Lagos State government yesterday said it had conducted 16,000 COVID-19 tests so far at the average cost of N40,000 to N50,000. It, therefore, said it had spent averagely about N800 million on testing alone.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated this while giving updates on state government’s efforts to curb and manage Coronavirus, ignoring the question on how much the state government is spending averagely to treat a COVID-19 patient.

The commissioner stated that by the time the state government gets to homes of persons that have been tested positive or suspected to be positive, they would have run away.




source: Guardian