Nigeria veteran actor, Pete Edochie’s sons, Uche, contracted the deadly coronavirus but has recovered.
Uche Edochie shared on social media where he recounted how he discovered he had the deadly virus and how it eventually took a toll on him.
According to Uche Edochie,he was on oxygen for days and could not eat or breathe and it was the first time in his life that he had no control over anything.
Uche Edochie noted, when he initially fell sick, he thought it was malaria and began treating that but later realized it could have been something else, it was too late and 80% of his lungs were already damaged.
However, Uche also disclosed that his total treatment cost over N6 million and that he spent N350,000 per day at the hospital.
He added, that most often people die with COVID because they can’t afford to pay for the treatment.
Furthermore, Uche complained that he knows a man whose treatment cost him seventeen million naira.
He then urged the government to invest in affordable treatment or a number of people will lose their lives.
“Curing covid costs a fortune too and that is a problem. That is often why people die. The facility where I was treated charges N350,000 a day. I was there for twelve days before being moved to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for my lung and heart rehabilitation. Total cost of my treatment so far has exceeded six million naira. I know a guy whose covid treatment cost seventeen million naira.” He said.
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