The Ondo State Government may have spent not less than N179.2million in the treatment of persons infected with Lassa fever in the state since the outbreak of the disease in January.
This is even as the death toll in the state has increased from 16 to 20 persons in the last week.
At the outbreak of the disease earlier in January, 84 persons were infected by the virus with 16 persons dead.
But the state’s Epidemiologist, Stephen Fagbemi, confirmed on Wednesday that the record is now 20 dead and 112 cases recorded.
The Ondo State Government has blamed the increase in the reported cases on the entrants of patients from neighbouring states who wanted to benefit from Ondo’s free treatment.
“We are having a high figure because Ondo State is the only state that the treatment of Lassa…