"Each Coronavirus Test Costs Us ₦10K,This Is Expensive" - Health Minister, Olurunnimbe Mamora

2 months ago by: onuigbo felicia
(f) at 31-03-2020 07:37PM (2 months ago)

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Minister of state for health, Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora, on Monday, March 30 disclosed that it costs the Nigerian government about N10,000 to conduct a COVID-19 test on one individual.

Mamora, a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Ife, stated that the testing method by the government is the World Health Organization (WHO) validated Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which produces an accurate result.

Mamora made the comment while speaking to journalists in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

He said the government was, however, not worried about the cost but the accuracy of the result, hence the insistence on real-time PCR equipment.

The minister maintained that the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits has not been approved in Nigeria because the WHO has not validated it.

His words:
“I don’t have the exact figure but I was made to understand that it costs about N10,000 or thereabout to run the test. I am not too sure about the figure.

“But even if at N10,000, you can just imagine the huge financial involvement given the number of people that want to be tested.

dareper (m) at 31-03-2020 09:23PM
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History has been made by Nigeria. The only country complaining about the cost of testing people with covid-19. When other countries can do anything to make sure the pademic never existed. Just imagine.
crusita (f) at 31-03-2020 09:58PM
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sick leaders in nigeria and it was better for him to pocket the money .
Boi2Man (m) at 31-03-2020 10:00PM
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Bunch of idiots if it’s the money you guys will embezzled it will not be too much. Oles, barawos, oloshis.
taypetdun (m) at 31-03-2020 10:15PM
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10,000 Naira is nothing to save life compare to 37 billion Naira to renovate Senate in principle and about $27 billion borrowed or in pipe line for no accurate usage. Minister of health save peoples life do not look at the money, life is better than money, spend it for the people.
kp45 (m) at 31-03-2020 10:37PM
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Fools has tried
jahlovesme (m) at 1-04-2020 08:37AM
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you are crazy for saying this out what about the billion billion all the rich peole in nigerians are donating...this man is mad
tyomon (m) at 1-04-2020 12:10PM
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Does he say it before thinking? i guess so.